Murder on a Sunday Morning

Murder on a Sunday Morning
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Crime, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Patrick McGuiness Actor Interviewee 1 1000001
Jean-Xavier De Lestrade Director n/a 2 2000001
Yves Jeanneau Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Christine Le Goff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (HBO) 174 3000003
Nancy Abraham Producer supervising producer(HBO) 3 3000004
Jean-Xavier De Lestrade Producer n/a 3 3000005
Denis Poncet Producer n/a 3 3000006
Geof Bartz Editor consulting editor(HBO) 172 7000001
Synopsis
Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton found himself accused of the killing in a frightening case of mistaken identity. This documentary provides a look at the U.S. justice system at work and exposes the racial bias and abuse of power that resulted in Brenton's arrest. The film features courtroom footage as well as interviews with the youth's public defenders, including attorney Patrick McGuinness, who uncovered startling evidence that raised serious doubts about the police investigation and subsequent interrogation tactics.