Emotional, in-depth examinations of death row cases expose flaws in the US justice system. Season 1 investigates a housewife convicted for stabbing her sons, and an athlete convicted for shooting a father, as attorneys race for new trials.
After surviving the brutal stabbing that leaves her two sons dead in 1996, Dallas housewife Darlie Routier urges police to find the intruder she claims is the killer. To her horror, she becomes the No. 1 suspect. In his first interview in nearly 15 years, Darlie's husband, Darin Routier, gives an emotional telling of the events leading up to her arrest while the prosecutors, Greg Davis and Toby Shook, walk through the crime scene as they prepare their case.
Amid a media frenzy, Darlie Routier's trial begins in the small, conservative town of Kerrville, Texas. Prosecutors know they will be up against a formidable adversary when Darlie's family hires one of Dallas' top attorneys, Doug Mulder. For the first time in the series, we hear from Darlie on death row and her first-hand account of what happened that night, an account investigators say was 100% fabricated after Darlie staged the crime scene. The state's investigators will present its evidence pointing to Darlie as the killer, but 20 years later, defense experts examine their theories, one by one.
The prosecution presents a damaging video of Darlie having a party at her children's gravesite.
Darlie's defense team explores alternative theories and lays out its strategy for a retrial.
University of Oklahoma student Julius Jones is arrested for the shooting death of a businessman; interview with Julius' former coach; Julius tells his version of events.
The prosecution's star witness testifies he was there when Julius pulled the trigger; a critical piece of evidence is never seen by the jury; Julius' current lawyers give him hope.
New evidence comes to light, and a race to win a new trial for Julius Jones begins.