Murder on a Sunday Morning

Crime, Documentary
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 ...more
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Awards: 1 Oscar win. | full awards »

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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.

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