Death Row Stories
Death Row Stories is a series of one-hour documentaries. Each episode attempts to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case. Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon, these stories call into question various beliefs surrounding America's justice system and the death penalty.
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Below you'll find every episode from all 2 season of Death Row Stories.
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S01 E01Mar 9, 2014
Edward Lee Elmore: Innocence and the Intern Tenacious legal intern Diana Holt, comes across the case of African American handyman, Edward Lee Elmore and devotes her life to saving his when he is quickly found guilty in the murder of an elderly white widow and sentenced to death.
S01 E02Mar 16, 2014
Gloria Killian: Ride to the Rescue Joyce Ride, the mother of Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, becomes intrigued by the case of former Sacramento law school student, Gloria Killian who has no prior criminal record and was found guilty of a brutal home invasion and murder.
S01 E03Mar 23, 2014
Joe D'Ambrosio: Blood & Water No one listened to 27-year old Army vet Joe D'Ambrosio's pleas of innocence in the 1988 murder of Tony Klann, until Father Neil Kookoothe began investigating and discovered a shocking cover-up.
S01 E04Mar 30, 2014
James Duckett: Killer Cop Detective Marshall Frank attempts to exonerate his fellow cop James Duckett, who is sentenced to death for the rape and murder of an eleven year-old girl.
S01 E05Apr 6, 2014
John Thompson: Rough Justice in the Big Easy When petty criminal John Thompson is convicted on capital murder charges, two successful Philadelphia lawyers agree to represent him, but soon discover that their legal rules don't necessarily apply in New Orleans.
S01 E06Jul 13, 2014
Kris Maharaj: Murder in Miami In 1987, Kris Maharaj receives the death sentence for a double homicide, but attorney Clive Stafford Smith uncovers powerful evidence that supports an alternative, opening a virtual Pandora's box of the city's lucrative illegal operations.
S01 E07Sep 7, 2014
Timothy Hennis: Double Jeopardy Evidence emerges causing many to question the guilt of Army sergeant Tim Hennis who is sentenced to death for the murder of the wife and two children of an Air Force captain; a bizarre and unprecedented journey through the American justice system. First, jurors ruled him guilty. Then he was declared innocent. Later, another court's verdict was guilty. The remarkable story of Timothy Hennis and the stabbing deaths of a mother and two small girls is full of shocking legal twists and turns. Experts call it a one-of-kind murder mystery that has yet to be fully solved.
S02 E01Jul 12, 2015
Mother vs. Texas A Texas mother is sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering her two young sons in their Dallas-area home.
S02 E02Jul 19, 2015
Murder in Paris In 1986, a fire engulfed the home of newlyweds in Paris, IL, with them inside, but the fire was intended as a cover-up: The couple had been stabbed to death before the arson. Flawed evidence. Conflicting accounts. Leads that were never followed. Recantations. How does a double homicide case become too politically sensitive? And how did an innocent man end up on death row for almost 20 years?
S02 E03Jul 26, 2015
Murder on the Mountain An investigation into the brutal murders of a California family in their home in Chino Hills, CA. A getaway car. A hatchet. A bloodstained shirt. Did Kevin Cooper kill the Ryen family -- or was he framed?
S02 E04Aug 2, 2015
Death, Lies and Videotape The execution-style killings of a Florida nightclub owner and two aspiring models are caught on camera. All three found dead, side by side, killed execution style. The crime was caught on videotape, but was the wrong man sent to death row?
S02 E05Aug 10, 2015
The Wrong Man Two construction workers are brutally attacked in San Antonio. One survives and is able to identify his assailant. Ruben Cantu was a 17 year old from Texas who was executed after being convicted of the brutal murder - a conviction based on a questionable evidence. Did they execute the right man?
S02 E06Aug 16, 2015
Cruel and Unususal: Botched Executions Throughout the history of capital punishment in America, states have reviewed and revised execution methods in the interest of finding a more "humane" option. Ohio, Arizona and Oklahoma are among the states where lethal injection executions have gone horribly wrong. What's life like for those executioners who are paid to end the lives of others...especially when it doesn't go according to plan?
S02 E07Aug 23, 2015
Rough Justice in the Big Easy