Cynthia Sommer was charged with poisoning her Marine husband with arsenic to obtain $250,000 in veteran's benefits. Todd Sommer died suddenly in February 2002 in his home. His unexpected death was initially ruled due to cardiac arrhythmia. But more than a year later, scientists found elevated levels of arsenic in Todd Sommer's tissues. Prosecutors admitted they had no evidence, no purchasing records, an electronic paper trail or any direct link to prove that Sommer had access to the arsenic that killed her husband. Instead, they focused on her seeming inability to live within her means and her promiscuous behavior after her husband's death.
COURT TV IS YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO JUSTICE. Opening statements in NY v. Harvey Weinstein are expected to begin Wednesday morning. Court TV is looking back at “The Trial of the Century” with a brand new series 25 Years in the making. ‘OJ25’ premieres Thursday night at 9/8c only on Court TV. Live coverage continues in the Witchcraft Triple Murder trial, Florida v. Donald Hartung. Mr. Hartung is facing the death penalty in the 2015 murders of his mother and two younger brothers. AND ON THE THE COURT TV PODCAST, VINNIE AND SEEMA TACKLE THE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE SEARCH FOR an impartial jury for THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL.