The First 48

Season 12

Season 12 : Episode 1

Ultimate Price

Premiere Date: Jan 05 2012 TV14

In Miami, a good Samaritan is shot dead while intervening in a robbery. Det. TC Cepero is forced to resort to a needle-in-a-haystack search for the getaway car, and for the homeless woman who may have seen the killer.

Season 12 : Episode 2

After the First 48: Loose Ends

Premiere Date: Jan 12 2012 TV14 L

Detectives link Martin Seay to several killings--but he only goes on trial for one. The state's key witness is his former girlfriend, Kandi Hawkins. Hawkins was paralyzed from the neck down when Seay ordered a hit on her. Will her testimony be enough to convict the ruthless killer?

Season 12 : Episode 3

Hot Lot/Blind Faith

Premiere Date: Jan 19 2012 TV14

In Birmingham, Lead Det. Henry Lucas and the Birmingham Homicide Team are trying to solve the mystery of how a young man ended up shot in the back in the middle of a scrap yard. With no witnesses, Lucas hopes the victim's friends can lead him to the killer. In DeKalb County, Lead Det. Lynn Shuler and the Major Felony Unit are called to a motel where a woman has been found dead. The case takes a dark turn when the team learns that a man was in the room shortly before the woman died, but had since disappeared.

Season 12 : Episode 4

After the First 48: Fifteen

Premiere Date: Jan 26 2012 TV14 L

Fifteen-year-old Juanita Payne was killed outside a party by a stray round from an AK-47. Detectives arrest a man they are sure is the killer. But the case begins to fall apart soon after. Will the alleged killer walk free?

Season 12 : Episode 5


Premiere Date: Mar 08 2012 TV14

In Harris County, Deputy Mario Quintanilla and his team are investigating the mysterious disappearance and possible murder of a 20-year-old single mother. After days of searching and only a bloody, abandoned car as evidence, Investigators needs to retrace her final steps to solve the mystery.

Season 12 : Episode 6

Deadly Encounter/Car Trouble

Premiere Date: Mar 15 2012 TV14

In Miami, the homicide Unit's Team five works the murder of a hard working janitor, brutally stabbed to death in his own apartment. With no witnesses, they must rely on clues gathered at the crime seen to help then identify and track down their suspect. In Birmingham, Detective Chris Anderson investigates the murder of a man walking home after fixing a friend's car. With no physical evidence, Anderson gets help from the neighborhood to track down the suspect.

Season 12 : Episode 7

Down in Overtown/Breaking Point

Premiere Date: Mar 22 2012 TV14

In Miami, a young father is gunned down after a night of gambling. Detective Emiliano Tamayo has to figure out who would have killed him over twenty dollars. Then in Dallas, a child's birthday party turns deadly. The investigation becomes even more urgent when Detective Leo Gonzalez discovers the killer may be on the way to Mexico.

Season 12 : Episode 8

Tiny Dancers/Right Hand Man

Premiere Date: Mar 29 2012 TV14

In DeKalb County, a keyboardist for a local church is gunned down in his home. Detective Lynn Shuler uncovers a web of lies that ultimately puts him on the path of the killers. Then, in Miami, rookie Detective Mario Gonzalez responds to a call about a man found shot dead in an abandoned car. Just as the case is about to run cold, a witness comes forward that shatters the case wide open.

Season 12 : Episode 9

Under One Roof/Off Target

Premiere Date: Apr 05 2012 TV14

In Dallas, a grandfather is robbed and murdered in his bedroom. Det. Scott Sayers has to figure out who would have bludgeoned him to death for a 26-inch TV. Then, Miami Det. Fignole Lubin investigates a drive-by in Overtown that left an innocent young woman dead. Police find a car riddled with bullets, but was its driver the shooter or another victim?

Season 12 : Episode 10

After the First 48: Shattered Dreams

Premiere Date: Apr 12 2012 TV14 L

In 2008 Mohamed Abdelrahman, a Darfurian immigrant, was shot and killed in his store during a robbery in Louisville. Det. Rick Arnold charged three suspects with his murder. When one defendant turns on the other two, the trial becomes every man for himself. Mohamed's widow, Sumaya Harun watches and worries that the jury will let her husband's alleged killers go free.

Season 12 : Episode 11

Bad Attitude/Collateral Damage

Premiere Date: Apr 12 2012 TV14

In Dallas, Detective Brian Tabor investigates the brutal stabbing of a man found in a vacant apartment. Now, detectives need a woman who may have lured him to his death, to come clean. Then in Birmingham, a wild gunfight leaves an innocent young man dead. Detective Jody Jacobs is on the hunt for two shooters and needs to determine who fired the first shot.

Season 12 : Episode 12

After the First 48: Better Days/Inked In Blood

Premiere Date: Apr 19 2012 TV14 L

In Memphis, a 79-year-old man, beloved in his neighborhood, is shot dead. When the young man accused of the killing comes to trial, his defense attorney argues an unusual defense to get his client off. Will the jury buy it? Also in Memphis, a young female tattoo artist is killed in her shop. The alleged shooter faces the death penalty. As evidence mounts against him, his attorney wonders whether he can save his young client.

Season 12 : Episode 13

Cold Light of Day

Premiere Date: Apr 19 2012 TV14

In Cleveland, Detectives Mike Smith and Walley Everett investigate the murder of a 23 year-old mother of three found burned in the backyard of an abandoned house. The brutality of the murder leaves a community outraged as detectives search for the killer. And just when the case is about to hit a dead end, a witness comes forward who may shatter the case wide open.

Season 12 : Episode 14

After the First 48: In Harm's Way

Premiere Date: Apr 26 2012 TV14 L

In 2009, John Craig Froelich, II was shot and killed while taking his girlfriend to buy drugs in south Houston. Sgt. Craig Clopton charged the shooter and his girlfriend with capital murder. Without forensic evidence, prosecutor Terrence Windham had to rely on three eyewitnesses who all had credibility issues. Would the jury believe them on the stand? Or would the shooter walk?

Season 12 : Episode 15

Far from Home/Object of Desire

Premiere Date: Apr 26 2012 TV14

In Dekalb County Georgia, an out of state truck driver is found shot to death in the cab of his truck. Detectives working the case trace the victim's missing cell phone hoping it will lead them to the shooter. And in Harris County, TX, investigators work the case of an exotic dancer found murdered in her house. The need to find out if the killer could be someone she knew and trusted.

Season 12 : Episode 16

After the First 48: Cold as Ice

Premiere Date: May 03 2012 TV14 L

In January of 2009, Louisville resident Billy Wagner was killed in the street by a single bullet to the back of the head. After nearly two weeks, Det. Rick Arnold charged 20-year-old Gary Lindsey with murder, but the story was far from over. At trial, a young prosecutor faced off against a power veteran defense attorney. And the jury had to decide: Was the killing self-defense or murder?

Season 12 : Episode 17

Unarmed/Bad Feeling

Premiere Date: May 03 2012 TV14

In Miami, an unarmed man is gunned down in the parking lot of a popular bar. Detective Rolando Garcia and his team hope the victim's friend, who survived the shooting, can identify the shooter. In Dallas, Detective Dale Lundberg investigates the murder of a woman found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. The victim's missing car could provide the clue that could lead detectives to the killer.

Season 12 : Episode 18

After the First 48: Torched/Girl Fight

Premiere Date: May 10 2012 TV14 L

In Miami, Detective Freddie Ponce arrests a man who tortured and killed his childhood friend. The case is strong--until an unexpected event in the first days of trial puts the whole thing in jeopardy. In Birmingham, a young mother is killed in front of her children. The killer is a young woman with no criminal history. Will this unlikely defendant win the jury's sympathy--and a verdict of self-defense?

Season 12 : Episode 19

Brutal Business

Premiere Date: May 10 2012 TV14

Dallas Detective Dwayne Thompson and the homicide team investigate the brutal double murders of two friends shot and burned beyond recognition in the trunk of a car. Will detectives be able to catch the killers before they strike again?

Season 12 : Episode 20

After the First 48: Tag Team/Heart of Gold

Premiere Date: May 17 2012 TV14 L

In Memphis, TN, Lt. Caroline Mason revisits the 2007 homicide of a 19-year-old man shot to death during a street fight that got out of hand. But when 26-year-old DeMario Thomas went to trial in 2009, the victim's mother surprised everyone. While in Louisville, KY, a prosecutor's case comes close to collapse when an unforeseen twist of fate threatens to let an alleged murderer walk.

Season 12 : Episode 21

A Simple Plan/The Rip-Off

Premiere Date: Jun 07 2012 TV14

A home invasion in Harris County, TX turns deadly when a woman is murdered in front of her daughter. In Dallas, a teenager trying to sell his gun pays the ultimate price.

Season 12 : Episode 22

Less Than Zero/Friends for Life

Premiere Date: Jun 14 2012 TV14

In Miami, an unarmed man is shot in the back, but no one will give up the shooter. In Cleveland, three best friends head home from party, but one of them ends up dead.

Season 12 : Episode 23

Night Shift/Mobbed

Premiere Date: Jun 28 2012 TV14

For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a case is cut in half if they don't get a lead in "The First 48". Each passing hour gives suspects more time to flee, witnesses more time to forget what they saw, and crucial evidence more time to be lost forever. Follow detectives from around the country during these critical hours as they race against time to find the suspect.

Season 12 : Episode 24

House of Pain/Into the Night

Premiere Date: Jun 28 2012 TV14

When a friendly house party turns into a double murder, the only female homicide detective in Cleveland has to piece together what went wrong. In Harris County, a hardworking father stops off for a drink after work and ends up the victim of a robbery gone bad.

Season 12 : Episode 25

After the First 48: Rules of the Game

Premiere Date: Jul 05 2012 TV14 L

When a popular local celebrity in Louisville is murdered during a drug deal, homicide detectives Brenda Wescott and John Lesher search for his killer. Lashawn "Shizz" Talbert created a popular dance called "The Shizz." In August, 2010 he was driven to a drug deal by a local club promoter named David Curd. They drove to a quiet neighborhood and met a dealer named Kenneth Brown. Brown claimed that Talbert robbed him at gunpoint. Detectives unravel the case and learn about the role of Curd. And in an exclusive interview after his trial, Brown claims self-defense.

Season 12 : Episode 26


Premiere Date: Jul 12 2012 TV14

In Dallas, a well loved man is discovered in his apartment on a bed of broken glass. With only fragments of clues the homicide team zeros in on a suspect, but nothing is what it seems.

Season 12 : Episode 27

Massacre in Little Haiti/Exposed

Premiere Date: Jul 19 2012 TV14

A massacre outside a corner store leaves two dead and two clinging to life. With no witnesses, Miami detectives hope the surviving victims live to tell who pulled the trigger. In Cleveland, a man is found strangled in his apartment. Detectives go on the hunt for one of his friends and uncover a shocking motive.

Season 12 : Episode 28

After the First 48: Last Call/Road Hazard

Premiere Date: Jul 26 2012 TV14 L

A brutal shooting in Memphis leaves a single mom mourning her only son. The main suspect is a high-ranking gang member. Will his violent reputation keep witnesses from testifying? Then--a Birmingham motorist calls 911 in the middle of the night after his car is run off the road. But when responders arrive, they find the caller shot dead. A lone eyewitness steps forward, but will his testimony be enough to convince a jury to convict?

Season 12 : Episode 29

After the First 48: Cold and Callous/Wrong Man

Premiere Date: Aug 02 2012 TV14 L

In Harris County, Texas, an innocent fifteen year old is heartlessly murdered by another teenager during a robbery. But when witnesses to the crime are shown photos of the killer, they fail to identify him. Will he get away with murder? And in Memphis, Tennessee, an innocent bystander, trying to break up a fight is killed when he is caught in the crossfire. But the more police question the suspect in the shooting, the more he adamantly proclaims his the police actually have the wrong man?

Season 12 : Episode 30

After the First 48: Stolen Lives/Crimson Trail

Premiere Date: Aug 09 2012 TV14 L

In Miami, Florida, 25-year-old Pedro Roteta is stabbed in the middle of the street and left to die. Despite video of the murder and a confession the defense attempts to get immunity based on the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. Will a judge let the suspect walk out of court a free man? And in Dallas Texas, a man is stabbed to death in an alley and the sole suspect disappears over the Mexican border. Then, after four years on the run, the alleged killed is finally arrested and claims self defense. Will a jury buy his story?

Season 12 : Episode 31

Deadly Ride/Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Premiere Date: Aug 16 2012 TV14

A Cleveland man shot while driving his car sends detectives on a manhunt across four states to find his killer. In Miami, a man is gunned down in broad daylight but detectives have to rely on the tight-lipped citizens of Overtown to solve the murder.

Season 12 : Episode 32

Father and Son/Dangerous Attraction

Premiere Date: Aug 30 2012 TV14

In Miami, a beloved father is gunned down outside his apartment, leaving his son and the Homicide team wondering who would want him dead. Then, in Dallas, a man is shot dead in his sleep, but when the homicide team learns the suspect could be his girlfriend they uncover a murderous past.

Season 12 : Episode 33

Murder in Pleasant Grove

Premiere Date: Sep 06 2012 TV14

In Dallas, a dismembered body is found burned in an open field. With no leads on the victim s identity, detectives turn to the public for help in solving this baffling case.

Season 12 : Episode 34

Innocent Bystander/Partners in Crime

Premiere Date: Sep 13 2012 TV14

In Harris County, Texas, a man is stabbed at a strip mall in the middle of the night. Sgt. Craig Clopton finds surveillance video of the murder, but it leaves him with more questions than answers. Then in Dallas, a young man is shot dead in his living room. It appears to be a burglary, until Det. Brian Tabor uncovers a more treacherous motive.

Season 12 : Episode 35

Blood Red/Deadly Moves

Premiere Date: Sep 20 2012 TV14

In Dallas, two men on their way to visit family meet a hail of bullets. The case takes a surprising turn when Det. Tim Stewart discovers what they may have been shot over. Then in Cleveland, a preacher is found strangled in his home. Det. Tom Armelli is on the trail of a burglar desperate enough to kill for a TV and some pocket change.

Season 12 : Episode 36

After the First 48: Devil Inside/Flight Risk

Premiere Date: Sep 27 2012 TV14 L

After a woman's dismembered body is found beneath an overpass in Tucson, Arizona, the suspect reveals a disturbing dark side--and shocks investigators with a revelation no one saw coming. Will the justice system deliver the ultimate punishment? Then, a weekend getaway in Dallas, Texas turns deadly when a woman is shot to death by her cousin's boyfriend. At trial, it's a game of he said, she said. But whom will the jury believe--the eyewitness or the suspect?

Season 12 : Episode 37

Blood on the Streets

Premiere Date: Oct 04 2012 TV14

In Miami, the homicide team investigates a triple shooting on a crowded bus that injured two and left a teenager dead. As detectives work the case, they discover that their victim was killed in an escalating street war. They must race the clock to catch his shooter before the feud claims another victim.

Season 12 : Episode 38

School girls/Out of the Shadows

Premiere Date: Oct 11 2012 TV14

In Dallas, a fight among school girls turns into a deadly home invasion. Then, an attempted car jacking in Cleveland leaves an innocent man shot dead.

Season 12 : Episode 39

After the First 48: Bad Attitude

Premiere Date: Oct 18 2012 TV14 L

After an unidentified man's stabbed body is found in a vacant Dallas, Texas apartment, two suspects both admit to setting up the man for robbery--and blame each other for the murder. Will the prosecutor succeed in determining who indeed is the actual killer? And will justice be served with an appropriate prison sentence for both defendants, or will one get off easily?

Season 12 : Episode 40

After the First 48: Caught Up/Chasing Shadows

Premiere Date: Oct 25 2012 TVPG

In two cases in Louisville, Kentucky, detectives arrested suspects whose actions were caught on videotape? But will the surveillance tapes help the prosecutor s case--or help the defendants walk free?

Season 12 : Episode 41

After the First 48: No Return

Premiere Date: Nov 01 2012 TVPG

A beloved father of three is gunned down outside his home in Atascocita, Texas, during a robbery gone wrong. Investigators catch a lucky break with surprise piece of evidence. But when the two main suspects point the finger at each other, it's up to the prosecution to convince a jury that they're both guilty of capital murder.

Season 12 : Episode 42

Fatal Call

Premiere Date: Nov 15 2012 TV14

When a Dallas man is found shot to death in an apartment complex, the homicide team must rely on the eyes of the community to help solve the case before the killer slips through their fingers.

Season 12 : Episode 43

Killer Debt/House of Rage

Premiere Date: Nov 29 2012 TV14

In Miami, a man is gunned down on a quiet city sidewalk. A mysterious car leads detectives on the trail of a suspect with a violent past. Then in Cleveland, a young mother of five is found shot in her apartment. With no witnesses, detectives turn to her outraged community for help.

Season 12 : Episode 44

Nightmare in Greedy Grove/Good Man Down

Premiere Date: Dec 06 2012 TV14

In Dallas, a drive-by shooting among teenage boys leaves an innocent bystander dead. In Cleveland, a young father partying with friends at a nightclub breaks up a fight and ends up murdered.

Season 12 : Episode 45

The House Next Door/The Showdown

Premiere Date: Dec 13 2012 TV14

In Miami, a man found stabbed to death and dumped in an empty lot turns into a standoff with the house next door. Then in Harris County, a young father shot down in a turf war sends cops on the hunt for a killer caught on video.

Season 12 : Episode 46

Strapped/The Killer Next Door

Premiere Date: Dec 20 2012 TV14

In Miami, club night turns deadly for an unarmed teenager. Detectives need devastated friends and family to help lead them to the killer. In Cleveland, two college students are robbed and shot while walking their dog. One of them dies, the other lives to tell the tale.

Season 12 : Episode 47

After the First 48: Into the Woods

Premiere Date: Feb 14 2013 TVPG

After a 17-year-old girl is found with a bullet through the back of her head in the woods of Katy, Texas, a young man comes forward who who claims to be an eyewitness. Investigators are shocked by the unusual deal he s made with the DA. Is the eyewitness telling the truth -- or is he involved in the murder? And will the prosecution convince the jury that the defendant is the real killer?

Season 12 : Episode 48

After the First 48: John Doe

Premiere Date: Feb 21 2013 TV14 L

An unidentified man is gunned down in the Southside of Louisville, Kentucky. With no ID on the victim and few leads, detectives are stymied. It takes an unexpected tip to crack the case. But if prosecutors hope to convict the man s killer they ll need to convince his three frightened codefendants to testify against him.

Season 12 : Episode 49

After the First 48: The Witness

Premiere Date: Feb 28 2013 TVPG L

In Liberty City, Miami a well-liked husband and wife are brutally murdered in an ambush shooting. The eyewitness to the crime is the couple s ten-year-old daughter. She is the only thing linking the suspect to the crime. It s up to her to sway the jurors as she gives an emotional testimony in the hopes of putting her parents killer behind bars.

Season 12 : Episode 50

After the First 48: Brother's Blood

Premiere Date: Mar 07 2013 TV14 L

When a Honduran immigrant is found stabbed to death in his Miami apartment, his brother claims it was a suicide. But as investigators dig deeper, all evidence points to the surviving brother. His attorney claims self-defense, citing Florida's stand your ground law--but the prosecution fights hard to send the defendant to trial, and ultimately, to prison.

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