- 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: 2002
See how a brutal triple murder led to one of the most controversial cases in recent years.
The investigation was over quickly. When an intruder broke into a Maryland home in the early morning of March 3, 1992, killing a woman, her crippled child and his nurse, authorities soon arrested the woman's estranged husband and an accomplice for the crime. But while investigating the crime the police found a book in the suspect's apartment that contained a virtual blueprint for the crime.
What happened next threatens to revolutionize the legal system in America. BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER reveals how the victims' families were not content that the men be tried for the crime--they wanted the publisher of the book held accountable as well! In a landmark decision, the 4th circuit court of Richmond, Virginia decided there was enough evidence to let the prosecution pursue this shocking angle. Here, legal experts and attorneys for both sides detail how this courtroom drama played out, and how it may effect the legal system in the future.
Join AMERICAN JUSTICE® for a fascinating look at a crime whose impact may one day reach far beyond the people immediately affected.