Murder on a Sunday Morning


1h 41m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton found himself accused of the killing in a frightening case of mistaken identity. This documentary provides a look at th

Film Details

Also Known As
America Undercover (03/31/02), Un coupable idéal
Release Date
2001
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; PathT International; Pathe Image

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton found himself accused of the killing in a frightening case of mistaken identity. This documentary provides a look at the U.S. justice system at work and exposes the racial bias and abuse of power that resulted in Brenton's arrest. The film features courtroom footage as well as interviews with the youth's public defenders, including attorney Patrick McGuinness, who uncovered startling evidence that raised serious doubts about the police investigation and subsequent interrogation tactics.

Film Details

Also Known As
America Undercover (03/31/02), Un coupable idéal
Release Date
2001
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; PathT International; Pathe Image

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Award Wins

Best Documentary

2002

Best Documentary Feature

2001

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