- 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 man convicted for murder three times--and who escaped jail three times--managed to win his release!
One night in 1973, two gas station attendants miles apart were brutally murdered, shot in the head with a shotgun. A troubled seventeen-year-old named Michael Pardue was identified as the prime suspect, and he was questioned for three days, during which time another victim was found. Pardue ultimately confessed to all three killings, and was convicted and sent to jail.
SHOTGUN JUSTICE details the strange chain of events that followed. Over the next two decades, Pardue escaped from jail three times and was recaptured. Under the 3-strikes law, he was sentenced to life in prison for the escapes. But in 1995, a federal judge decided that his lawyer had not done enough to defend Pardue during the original murder trial, and overturned those convictions. And the odyssey, even then, was just beginning...
Through interviews with principals in the case, legal scholars and other experts, AMERICAN JUSTICE® shows how a twice-convicted murderer with a penchant for jailbreak was ultimately, and legally, able to win his freedom!