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On May 7, 2000, in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn in Jacksonville, Florida, 65-year-old Mary Ann Stephens is shot in the head before her husband’s eyes. Ninety minutes later, 15-year-old Brenton Butler is arrested. For the investigators and the media it’s just another messed-up youth and two wasted lives. Everything is against Butler: he is formally identified by the only eyewitness, Mr Stephens, and he signs a confession. But when the case for the defense comes into the hands of Patrick McGuinness, the story ceases to be quite so ordinary. The boy proclaims his innocence. He has bruises on his face and thorax. He says that the detectives beat him up and forced a confession out of him. And the one who hit the hardest is a certain Glover, son of Nat Glover, Sheriff of Jacksonville. Everyone – police, media and public opinion – is ready to sentence Brenton Butler in advance, but Patrick McGuinness and Ann Finnell of the public defenders’ office begin a battle to restore their client’s rights and to point an accusing finger at those they consider to be the real culprits: detectives Williams, Glover and Darnell. This Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of murder caught Dick’s attention because it brings to light the fallacy of the accuracy of eyewitness identification and the truth of false confessions.

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Jun 09 2016
True Crime
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