or


[11/05/12 - 12:47 PM]
Investigation Discovery Profiles Those Wrongly Convicted In "I Didn't Do It"
Chris Noth narrates the six-part series, premiering Monday, November 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

Innocent But "Proven" Guilty

Investigation Discovery Profiles Those Wrongly Convicted In "I Didn't Do It"

"Law & Order" Star Chris Noth Narrates Stories of Our Flawed Justice System on Monday, November 12 at 9 PM E/P

"We find the defendant guilty." Those five words have sent millions of Americans to prison. Although we'll never know for sure, some studies suggest that between 40,000 and 100,000 men and women are serving time for crimes they simply did not commit. And, even more ominously, for every person who is wrongly convicted, the real criminal remains at large. On Monday, November 12 at 9 PM E/P, Investigation Discovery brings these stories of injustice to light in the premiere of the six-part series, I DIDN'T DO IT.

Narrated by Chris Noth, known for his work as a detective on Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the State Attorney on The Good Wife, the new series on ID walks viewers through cases of mistaken identity, misinterpreted evidence, forced confessions and legal technicalities that sent innocent people to jail, and allow the guilty to roam free. I DIDN'T DO IT follows those who fight for their freedom, and prove their own innocence by bringing the real perpetrators to justice.

Not only do these systemic problems shatter the lives of those accused, but they wreak havoc on the witnesses, law-enforcement officers and attorneys in the system trying desperately to see that justice is served. Guilt-stricken to have played any part in sending the wrong person to prison, witnesses, detectives and prosecutors discuss the reasons they made these tragic mistakes, and how they've struggled to come to terms with what they've done.

"If you're in the wrong place at the wrong time, if you've made the wrong enemies or even the wrong friends, you could find yourself in prison," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "I DIDN'T DO IT explores the lives of those our justice system failed. While in the end, the truth may have set them free, it wasn't enough to keep them out of prison. This series honors the determination of those who fight for truth and justice, freeing the innocent and putting the real culprits behind bars."

Cases profiled include:

· SHADOW OF DOUBT: Jennifer Thompson was 100% certain that Ronald Cotton, the man she picked out of a series of photos and then a lineup, was the man that had raped her. Cotton spent more than a decade behind bars before he recognized a new inmate from Thompson's original police sketch. With this new lead, Cotton's attorneys order DNA tests on Thompson's rape kit, which prove Cotton's innocence and the new inmate's guilt. In an inspiring endnote, Thompson and Cotton are now friends and allies, working together to campaign against flawed eyewitness testimony. Premieres Monday, November 12, 9 PM.

· TWICE BITTEN: After the violent rape and murder of a bartender in Phoenix, Arizona, police quickly zeroed in on bar patron Ray Krone because they believed his misaligned teeth were a perfect match to bite marks on the victim. Dubbed "the snaggle-tooth killer," Krone spent 10 years in prison before a distant cousin who owned a dental software company came to his rescue. Premieres Monday, November 19, 9 PM.

· SMOKING GUN: When six year old Brooke Sutton and her grandmother were beaten and sexually assaulted, Brooke alone survived, and told police that her assailant "looked like my Uncle Clarence." Although Clarence Elkins had no record and a solid alibi, police focused on him alone, and didn't test any physical evidence from the crime scene. But Clarence and his wife worked tirelessly to prove his innocence, and finally got the break they needed when a violent fellow prisoner who "looked like Clarence" left a cigarette butt in an ashtray. Premieres Monday, November 26, 9 PM.

· FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE: The shocking murder of a 92 year old woman in Poughkeepsie demanded justice, and in a "sweetheart" plea deal, several informants claimed they saw Dewey Bozella at the scene of the crime. Despite the lack of any physical evidence linking him to the crime, Bozella was convicted and sent to Sing Sing, where he began boxing and became the jailhouse champion. After 26 years in prison, the Innocence Project investigated Bozella's case and found fingerprints that linked Bozella's case to a similar crime committed after Bozella was incarcerated. Premieres Monday, December 3, 9 PM.

· BATTERED ON THE BEACH: After a gay man was beaten to death on Melbourne Beach, Florida, a witness gave police a bloodied shirt and a description of the suspect. The description bears a passing resemblance to local beach-goer William Dillon. Then, both Dillon's girlfriend and a celebrated tracking dog handler linked him to the attack and he was convicted. But after 27 years in prison, the Innocence Project of Florida took up his case and tested the DNA on the bloody shirt, proving Dillon's innocence, and revealing the identity of the actual killers. Premieres Monday, December 10, 9 PM.

· SEALED TO THE GRAVE: When an off-duty cop was killed and another injured during a brazen shooting in a Chicago McDonald's, police pulled out all the stops to find who did it. A witness pinned the crime on Alton Logan and despite his alibi, he was quickly convicted. But while in prison, Alton learned that the real killer had been caught and confessed the crime to his lawyers, but that attorney-client privilege prevented the truth from ever being heard. Premieres Monday, January 7, 8 PM.

I DIDN'T DO IT is produced for Investigation Discovery by Lively Family, Inc., with Leanna Crouch as executive producer and Trish Wood as supervising producer. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Investigation Discovery:

Investigation Discovery (ID) is America's leading investigation network and the fastest-growing network in television. As the source for fact-based analytical content and compelling human stories, ID probes factors that challenge our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to almost 80 million U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula Zahn, Disappeared, Unusual Suspects and Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets. For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories.





  [november 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· I DIDN'T DO IT (ID)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)





[07/25/17 - 02:33 PM]
Video: National Geographic Summer TCA Trailers
Get your first look at scripted entries "The Long Road Home," "The State" and more!

[07/25/17 - 01:09 PM]
Legendary Survivalist Les Stroud Set to Return to TV in "Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet" on Nat Geo WILD
"Les Stroud has inspired millions of people to explore the wild like no one else," said Geoff Daniels.

[07/25/17 - 01:08 PM]
National Geographic Begins Filming Season 2 of the Critically Acclaimed Series "Mars"
This second season's six-part arc jumps ahead several years into the future after the Daedalus astronauts have built a full-fledged colony - Olympus Town.

[07/25/17 - 01:07 PM]
National Geographic and Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron Mark 20th Anniversary of Blockbuster Film Titanic with One-Hour Documentary Global Event Special
"Titanic: 20th Anniversary" will look back at all the critical choices made during the film and put them to the test against a wealth of new sources - including new underwater footage, computer-generated simulation and scholarly research.

[07/25/17 - 01:06 PM]
National Geographic Honors Pioneering Primatologist's Legacy in "Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist," with Journal Entries Read by Sigourney Weaver
This is the story of one woman's extraordinary destiny, new insights into her murder and her battle to save the greatest primate on Earth.

[07/25/17 - 01:05 PM]
National Geographic Announces New Season of "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" Following Third Emmy(R) Nomination to Return in October
Each episode features an intimate interview between Tyson and a guest from pop culture, politics, sports or news, in which they discuss how science and technology have affected their lives and careers.

[07/25/17 - 01:04 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Unleashes the Wild Side of Costa Rica in New Season of Digital Series "Untamed"
In its second season, "Untamed" will give audiences an immersive experience into the most unique and unimaginable wildlife stories that Costa Rica has to offer.

[07/25/17 - 01:03 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Greenlights "The Road to Westminster," An All-Access Look at What It Takes to Be Best in Show
This is a peek behind the curtain of the Super Bowl for dogs.

[07/25/17 - 01:02 PM]
National Geographic, Martha Raddatz, and Lincoln Square Productions Announce Greenlight of Companion Documentary Special to Upcoming Drama "The Long Road Home"
"The Long Road Home" scripted series and its companion documentary special will air globally in November.

[07/25/17 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Documentary Films Presents "Diana: In Her Own Words"
The special weaves archival footage and photography with these rarely heard recordings and is the latest presentation under the National Geographic Documentary Films banner.

[07/25/17 - 11:04 AM]
Season Four of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's "Broad City" Premieres Wednesday, September 13 at 10:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
The series moves back from its previously announced Wednesday, August 23 premiere.

[07/25/17 - 11:03 AM]
Comedy Central Announces One-Hour Sketch Comedy Special from "Goatface" Comedy Quartet
Hasan Minhaj, Asif Ali, Fahim Anwar and Aristotle Athiras star in the special, which uses sharp, playful sketch work to satirize a vast spectrum of topics including sports, music, politics, media, family relations, social issues and more.

[07/25/17 - 11:02 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Series Extension for "The President Show"
Beginning Thursday, September 28, "The President Show" will premiere at midnight, following new late night series "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper."

[07/25/17 - 11:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces Series Extension for "The Jim Jefferies Show"
After a brief hiatus, new episodes from this extension will begin on Tuesday, September 19 following the fall season premiere of "Tosh.0."

[07/25/17 - 11:00 AM]
"The Opposition with Jordan Klepper" - Comedy Central's Newest Late Night Series Launches Monday, September 25 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
The series will satirize the hyperbolic, conspiracy-laden noise machine that is the alternative-media landscape on both the right and left.