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The inevitable story of failure which every American anticipated but hoped would never have to be told. This documentary takes the “Innocent Man on Texas Death Row” tale to a dark corner feared by all – proving that an innocent man was executed.

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A clash between good and evil strikes up on the High Plains of Texas when Johnny Frank Garrett, a 17 year old retarded boy is arrested, convicted and ultimately executed for the Halloween night rape, mutilation and murder of Sister Tadea Benz.

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The 76 year old nun was attacked while she slept in her room at the St. Francis Convent in Amarillo, Texas. Garrett claimed his innocence from the time of his arrest until his dying breath. Sixteen years after Garrett’s execution new evidence rose up from the cold case grave of the Amarillo Police Department proving they executed the wrong man!

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DNA, the Law, and the Politics of the Death Penalty Debate
If the government takes a person’s freedom away, locks him up, condemns him to death and then DNA analysis proves him innocent, what does the government owe that person? How can society repay stolen years? Restore a ruined reputation? Or heal a scarred soul? DNA testing can free some of the falsely convicted, but it can’t give them back their lives.
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Last words of death row prisoners revealed for first time by Texas authorities
Authorities in Texas – where more people have been executed than in any other U.S. state – have published the last statement of everyone put to death since 1982. The list also include details of the crimes that put them on death row.
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