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Scenes of a Crime Subject Adrian Thomas Found Not Guilty, Released From Jail

13 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In the activist vein of The Thin Blue Line and the Paradise Lost trilogy, documentarians Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh’s Scenes of a Crime investigated the coerced confession of Adrian Thomas, a father convicted of killing his infant son after ten hours of rough interrogation. The evidence pointed to the baby dying of sepsis (a full-body bacterial blood infection), but Thomas was convicted and incarcerated regardless. The film played in theaters in 2012 after winning the Filmmaker-sponsored Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Ifp Gotham Award. “We’ve all heard stories about false confessions and those triggered us […] »

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