Murder on a Sunday Morning Attention, Law & Order fans: The verdict on Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's Oscar-winning doc is that it surpasses any TV drama. Lestrade investigates the Florida murder…
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MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING (2003)

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2003; Genres: Documentary, Mystery and Thriller

Attention, Law & Order fans: The verdict on Jean-Xavier de Lestrade's Oscar-winning doc is that it surpasses any TV drama. Lestrade investigates the Florida murder of elderly tourist Mary Ann Stephens and tries to divine how shy teen Brenton Butler wound up facing life in prison. (He was ultimately acquitted.) Seeing Perry Mason-like defender Patrick McGuinness reveal each wrongful police move -- including racial profiling, brutality, a forced confession -- leaves us captivated and incensed. A must-see expose on the hidden prejudices and failures of our justice system.

Originally posted May 02, 2003 Published in issue #708 May 02, 2003 Order article reprints
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