ID GREENLIGHTS A FOURTH SEASON OF “REASONABLE DOUBT,” INVESTIGATING CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE FROM JAIL CELLS ACROSS AMERICA
Investigation Discovery, the #1 true crime network, proudly announces that the hit series REASONABLE DOUBT, which explores controversial murder convictions through an objective lens, has been greenlit for a fourth season. With their parallel expertise of the law, hosts retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva know that the justice system doesn’t always get it right. As cries of innocence reverberate through prison cells across the country, this series sets out to help families who are desperate for someone to listen to their evidence and theories, convinced that their loved ones were wrongfully convicted of murder. Each episode is an intense and thorough re-examination of a murder case, where the two pore over evidence, interview witnesses, and consult experts previously overlooked by police or barred by the courts to hopefully reveal the truth. Each episode culminates with the gut-wrenching reveal to the family that either brings hope for an appeal, or clarity to accept the guilty verdict. Season 4 of REASONABLE DOUBT is set to premiere in early 2021 on ID.
“The work that Chris and Fatima do on REASONABLE DOUBT is beyond admirable, and perhaps even, a necessary additive as we evaluate the checks and balances needed on our own justice system,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The incredibly compelling aspect of their work is that they are solely driven by a desire for truth to reveal if the right person is indeed behind bars, serving as advocates for those who refuse to let their convicted loved ones be forgotten by society.”
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About Reasonable Doubt TV Show
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c
In a justice system that's not always so just, families can be tormented by the question of guilt or innocence of their convicted loved ones. REASONABLE DOUBT returns with all-new episodes profiling the gut-wrenching process of re-exploring murder cases where the perpetrators convicted of the crime maintain their innocence. Retired homicide detective Chris Anderson teams with criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva, to pore through evidence, interview witnesses and consult experts previously overlooked by police or barred by the court. At the end of each episode, the determined investigators evaluate their findings and either offer the convicted's family hope for an appeal, or clarity to accept the guilty verdict.
· State of Denial Premieres Monday, September 13 at 10/9c
On December 30, 1974, two armed men held up an Oklahoma liquor store. One woman, clerk Carolyn Rogers, was shot and killed. An 18-year old customer, Belinda Brown, was also shot but miraculously survived. She would go on to identify a 22-year old man named Glynn Simmons as the shooter. Despite Simmons's claim that he was in another state at the time, he would be sentenced to life in prison for the murder. Now his desperate sister and niece are hoping that Chris and Fatima will join their fight to free Glynn.
· A $25,000 Performance Premieres Monday, September 20 at 10/9c
When a student from a wealthy family was gunned down execution-style in Chicago's most affluent neighborhood, the hunt for the killers gripped the nation's attention. Police claimed they had their man when Lee Harris, a street hustler from the nearby housing projects, admitted he was at the scene of the crime. But he now insists he was just trying to get the $25,000 reward money and was simply feeding back the information detectives gave him. Lee's son and a friend are convinced he talked himself into prison and believe Chris Anderson and Fatima Silva will agree that Lee's only crime was greed.
With news stories of overturned convictions and mistrials, and relentless pleas of innocence from inside prisons, a single question haunts every convict’s family: did they really do it? The search for answers is the central focus of ID’s Reasonable Doubt.
THE DUE-PROCESS-DUO RETURN TO INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY FOR SEASON FOUR OF "REASONABLE DOUBT"
(New York, NY) - All too often, innocent people fall through the cracks of the justice system. These judicial missteps leave families devastated with doubt and paralyzed by unanswered questions about their convicted loved one. Determined to uncover the truth of these questionable convictions, retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva return for a fourth season of REASONABLE DOUBT. With 10 all-new cases, Anderson and Silva use their resources, collective expertise, and objective investigative lens to re-examine controversial murder cases throughout the country to ensure that the right person is behind bars for the crime committed. After their thorough investigation, Anderson and Silva review the evidence with the family to either present the chance for an appeal, or confront them with the crushing truth that their loved one may have been rightfully convicted of murder. Appeal or acceptance? Either way, this due-process-duo finds the truth, with their revelations pushing families toward an emotional reckoning with reality. Season four of REASONABLE DOUBT returns to Investigation Discovery with 10 gripping new episodes airing Mondays at 10/9c beginning July 12. The complete fourth season will join the previous three seasons of the series and will be available for streaming on discovery+ beginning September 21.
"As a former homicide detective, finding justice for victims and their families is what drove me my entire career," said co-host Chris Anderson. "The work we do on REASONABLE DOUBT is so important because it provides a completely independent look at cases to offer objective truth to ensure the right person is behind bars."
"Everyone deserves the opportunity to defend themselves against criminal allegations," said co-host Fatima Silva. "Arrests, court proceedings, convictions - all of these things can erroneously destroy an innocent person's life and livelihood. With REASONABLE DOUBT, the accused finally have a chance to be heard and Lady Justice's scales can be rebalanced."
In the season four premiere of REASONABLE DOUBT Anderson and Silva are confronted with one of the most confounding murder cases of the series. When Justin Lunsford and Liz Herma crossed paths, they had a wild, but seemingly typical, night out for the pair of twenty-somethings. Lunsford claims the two went their separate ways the next morning, but the next day, Herma was found dead in her home, with her home and vehicle both set on fire. Lunsford was arrested for Herma's murder after a witness places "a man" at the crime scene. Lunsford claims he felt pressured by the court to plead guilty to a 23-year sentence to avoid the death penalty, but maintains his innocence. In the premiere episode of REASONABLE DOUBT airing on Monday, July 12 at 10/9c, Lunsford's brother and wife are relying on Anderson and Fatima's independent investigation to find the hope that could put their broken family back together.
Additional investigations this season include: the case of Kara Garvin, a drug dealer convicted with a life sentence after her alleged co-conspirator turned her in for a triple homicide; David Thorne, whose family claims Thorne, with an air-tight alibi, was not responsible for masterminding his ex-wife's murder; Glynn Simmons, who was convicted of a 1974 armed burglary from an eyewitness testimony, but insists he was in another state at the time; Steven Cheban who was convicted of killing his mother-in-law, and whose wife is desperate to know if she should continue to stand by her husband, or finally give up the fight; and more.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite TV shows. Discover and bookmark our cancelled shows 2021 list and renewed shows 2021-2022 database.
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