Was Justice Denied?
Turner Network Television (TNT) explores potential cases of wrongful imprisonment in “Was Justice Denied?” Premiering 6/20/00, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
This non-fiction special centers around an investigative team recruited from within the criminal justice system, including a seasoned judge, a skeptical prosecutor and an adversarial defense attorney, to explore two murder cases to consider whether our justice system prevailed or failed to protect the innocent.
The first case has the two attorneys investigating the 1996 conviction of Dale Helmig for the murder of his 55-year-old mother, Norma, who was found floating in the Osage River in Linn, Mo. Case two has the two investigators examining the facts surrounding the 1992 conviction of Beverly Monroe for the death of her wealthy, long-time lover, 60-year-old art collector Roger de la Burde, in Powhatan, VA.
The attorneys travel to the locations of the crimes to conduct intense investigations that include witness accounts, examination of evidence, forensic reports, alternate suspects, theories, and emotional, face-to-face questioning of Monroe and Helmig behind bars.
Is there anything more frightening than the thought of false imprisonment? This informative reality show examines both the complexity and precariousness of the judicial system. Although the concepts and photos of the two murdered victims may be inappropriate for little ones, the show is both entertaining and educational for teens and adults.