- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 9, 2002
Examine every aspect of the case that has become an international sensation and a lightning rod for criticism of the death penalty.
The death row for female inmates in the Arizona State Prison is one cell long. Debbie Milke was sentenced to death for arranging the murder of her four-year-old son in 1989. But her case has long been dogged by controversy, largely thanks to the efforts of her German-born mother, Renate Janka.
AMERICAN JUSTICE® presents a balanced and thoughtful look at the Milke case. Attorneys, detectives and private investigators who were involved in the investigation, trial and aftermath share their insights and opinions, and Milke offers her version of what happened in an audio interview. Janka details what she sees as the unfairness of the situation, contending that Milke was convicted and sentenced based on the unsupported word of one police officer and the vengeful testimony of embittered family members.
A MOTHER'S STORY OF MURDER presents the evidence and invites you to decide: is Milke guilty of orchestrating the murder of a little boy she considered an "inconvenience," or is she yet another example of the carelessness with which American courts mete out the death penalty?