News 04.04.14

Tune-In: John Thompson Featured on CNN’s Death Row Stories

CNN’s


Death Row Stories


will air an episode on Innocence Project client John Thompson this Sunday, April 6, at 9:00 p.m. EST. Thompson, who spent 18 years in a Louisiana prison — including 14 on death row — for a murder he didn’t commit, came within 48 hours of execution in 1999. It wasn’t until a private investigator discovered scientific evidence of Thompson’s innocence — concealed for 15 years by the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office — that he was exonerated.

 

Sunday’s episode will be the fifth in the eight episode documentary series executive produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon. Each episode chronicles the events of a death row case and uncovers shortcomings of the nation’s justice system.

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