Emotional, in-depth examinations of death row cases expose flaws in the US justice system. Season 1 investigates a housewife convicted for stabbing her sons, and an athlete convicted for shooting a father, as attorneys race for new trials.
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Flaws in the American justice system are explored and exposed through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases. The series looks at cases from all angles, returning to the scene of the crime, re-interviewing witnesses, and delving beyond the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on death row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, The Last Defense gives voice to those who can no longer be heard. Season one investigates the cases of a Dallas housewife convicted of stabbing two of her sons to death, and a high school athlete convicted of shooting a father at point blank range in front of his daughters. Meanwhile, their attorneys race against the clock to get new trials before their execution dates are set. Both have been on death row for nearly two decades each. Both may be innocent.Written by
The Last Defense
Me and my GF have been watching this. Me Dutch, she Thai. We were in a constant roller-coaster of doubt: She did it, she didn't, she did it, she didn't.
Up till now (4 episodes in), with all the evidence presented we are still not sure.
What is clear, the American system has too many disadvantages, too many people end up behind bars because 'their peers' may or may not have made a mistake. Media influences outcomes too much in some instances.
Absolutely an interesting show, on all counts.
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