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American Justice: An Execution In Doubt DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2002
Examine the controversial case of a man executed for murder in Virginia in 1992.

Roger Keith Coleman has been dead for a decade. But his case is still very much alive, and has become a lightning rod for critics of the death penalty.

In 1982, Coleman was sentenced to death for the brutal rape and murder of his sister-in-law. But soon after his conviction, supporters uncovered evidence that they contend proves his innocence. Despite a flood of protests and worldwide media coverage of the controversy, Virginia went ahead with his execution, sending him to the electric chair in May of 1992. AMERICAN JUSTICE® examines the ongoing debate surrounding this case, looking at the evidence brought forth by Coleman's supporters and hearing from those who believe that his sentence was justified. The program also looks at the latest development in the long-running battle--the request that the state release DNA evidence that may help determine his guilt or innocence once and for all.

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