The original Canadian documentary examines the case of Florida death-row inmate Tommy Zeigler unsuccessfully battling his murder conviction for 38 years –
Tommy Zeigler was a successful businessman, a leader in his community, and by all appearances, a dedicated husband and son. All that changed on Christmas Eve, 1975 when tragedy struck at the W. T. Zeigler furniture store. In a special documentary event, A QUESTION OF INNOCENCE examines the balance on the scales of justice, and specifically, the state of the death penalty in the United States through the eyes of Zeigler, who has been sitting on Florida State prison’s death row for almost four decades. Premiering Sunday, November 9 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, the one-hour Investigation Discovery special narrated by Bruce Greenwood explores Zeigler’s case and exposes several faults of the judicial process along the way.
On July 16, 1976, Zeigler was sentenced to death for four murders he claims he didn't commit. In light of the already strong evidence, supporters believe Zeigler did not receive a fair trial and the potential for current DNA tests to reveal crucial new evidence has his legal team and supporters hoping for amnesty. On the other side of that scale, Florida Governor Rick Scott started a campaign to clear out death row by accelerating the schedule of upcoming executions. Florida private investigator, Lynn-Marie Carty strongly believes Zeigler has been wrongfully convicted and has uncovered new evidence to support his innocence. Carty is also on the trail of the person she believes is the real killer, but is she too late? The clock is ticking on Zeigler's life. With no more appeals left and having been on death row longer than any other inmate, the chances are extremely high that Zeigler will face death by lethal injection before the end of 2014.
A QUESTION OF INNOCENCE is produced for Investigation Discovery by Mystique Films with Christian Bruyère as filmmaker.
About Mystique Films Ltd. Mystique Films Ltd. is a Vancouver, B.C. based film and television production company which has produced 200+ hours of programs seen in over 40 countries. Mystique Films has produced numerous television movies, feature films and documentary specials such as; Children of the Tsunami, Sanctuary: A New Life for Research Chimps, and My Big Fat Diet and series such as Beyond Invention and Healing with Animals. The company recently co-produced Murder She Solved, a true crime series which currently runs on Investigation Discovery.
About Investigation Discovery (ID): Investigation Discovery (ID) brings justice to television with a deeper look into the world of crime, forensics, paranormal investigation and modern mysteries. ID offers arresting entertainment that delivers remarkable insight into the thrilling twists and turns of real-life investigation and the most intriguing puzzles of human nature. Launched in Canada in 2010, Investigation Discovery reveals the fascinating human potential for good and evil. Investigation Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want every clue revealed in even more breathtaking detail. Investigation Discovery is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit investigationdiscovery.ca for more information.
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