Midnight in Savannah

Crime, Documentary
Documents the true story of the infamous murder case that rocked the high-society of Savannah, Georgia, and became the backdrop for the best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Jim ...more
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Documents the true story of the infamous murder case that rocked the high-society of Savannah, Georgia, and became the backdrop for the best-selling book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Jim William, a self-made millionaire antique dealer and noted party-giver, was convicted of shooting and killing a 21-year-old street hustler named Danny Hansford, with whom he had a homosexual relationship. The murder took place in William's mansion, Mercer House, in the heart of Savannah. William claimed he fired in self defense and, after an appeal and a mistrial, was acquitted after a fourth trial. Within weeks of the acquittal, he was found dead at home, in the room where the shooting had taken place.

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