- 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
American Justice tries to figure out how a man's wealth can get him acquitted on two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Justice for all. A trial before a jury of one's peers. Innocent until proven guilty. Perhaps another maxim should be added to the list governing the justice system: money changes everything.
Twenty years before the O.J. Simpson case, a well-known Texas multimillionaire named Cullen Davis showed that freedom can be bought, even in the face of overwhelming evidence. OIL, MONEY... AND MURDER recounts how, on August 2, 1976, Davis invaded a Fort Worth mansion intent on murdering everyone inside, and succeeded in killing two--including a 12-year-old girl--and wounding two others. But despite a wealth of evidence and eyewitnesses, Davis' high-powered team of attorneys, including Richard "Racehorse" Haynes, who talks on camera about the case, managed to win his acquittal. But the story doesn't end there--nine months after the trial concluded, Davis was arrested again for hiring a hit man to murder the judge in his divorce case! The whole deal was captured on tape by the FBI, but, once again, Davis walked!
A chilling indictment of the justice system's failure in the face of wealthy defendants, OIL, MONEY... AND MURDER includes an incredible interview with Cullen Davis himself.