A Murder in the Park (2014)
Anthony Porter was convicted of a double-murder in Chicago in 1982 and placed on death row.
In 1999, within 48 hours of being executed, a Northwestern University Journalism class under the guidance of Professor David Protess of the Innocence Project, produced new evidence & a video confession from the ‘real killer’, Alstory Simon, that exonerated Porter of the crime & facilitated his quick release from prison.
But was Anthony Porter really innocent of the crime or did an over zealous, manipulative professor (with a personal agenda to abolish the death penalty), conduct a clever ruse to frame another man for the murder?..
Incredible documentary by Shawn Rech & Brandon Kimber that lays out all the twisted facts in this extremely rare story where the Justice System was, seemingly, guilty of both serving justice well and then conducting a horrible miscarriage of justice in the exact same case.
“As questions arose, journalists clung to the “confession” of the “real killer.” A confession coerced after an armed home invasion by police-impersonating private detectives hired by the University.” MipFilm