Death Row Stories is a series of one-hour documentaries. Each episode attempts to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case. Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Robert Redford and narrated by Susan Sarandon, these stories call into question various beliefs surrounding America's justice system and the death penalty.
In 1995, Hank Skinner was sentenced to death for the New Year's Eve triple-homicide of his family; five years later, students from the Northwestern University start to investigate the case.
When 19-year-old Stacey Stites' body is found half-naked by the side of the road, her fiancé, police officer Jimmy Fennell, is cleared as a suspect.
A 4-year-old girl from Philadelphia is found murdered, her body placed in a TV box; years later, a neighbor is arrested for the crime.
Sabrina Butler, a 17-year old African-American woman, arrives at a Mississippi hospital with her baby dead on arrival; nurses and doctors suspect foul play, and Sabrina cannot give straight answers about what happened to her baby.
The details behind true capital murder cases; exploring beliefs of the death penalty and the American justice system.
Clarence "Smitty" Smith, the leader of the notorious biker club the Outlaws, is accused of a quadruple homicide in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; after beating the rap for the homicides, he is sentenced to death for the car bombing of a federal witness.
A money order salesman is brutally murdered and two teenage brothers and their best friend are arrested; they spend almost four decades behind bars, until a journalist takes notice of the case and uncovers evidence of the men's innocence.