Similar to Making a Murderer, The Innocent Man will delve deep into the problems of cops coercing false confessions from innocent people. The six-part series, based off of John Grisham’s book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town, will take a look at two men, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, who were convicted of beating, raping and killing a 21-year-old waitress named Debra Sue Carter in Ada, Oklahoma back in 1982.
With new evidence available, the series will include interviews with Grisham, the victims’ friends and families, Ada residents, journalists, and more. Watch the clip above where Grisham states, “If I wrote The Innocent Man as a novel, folks probably wouldn’t believe it.” The Innocent Man lands on Netflix December 14.
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