Doolin’s conviction followed a bizarre series of twists including a botched trial as his original attorney – who was later disbarred and has now passed away – led a deeply flawed defence of Doolin whilst gambling away his defence fund in Las Vegas casinos. The case is also remarkable for a witness – who has since committed suicide – revealing crucial information to another lawyer that further points to Doolin’s innocence.
‘20 Years on Death Row’ is the latest US-based ‘true crime’ documentary series from Pernel Media. It follows the commission by French pay-TV channel 13eme Rue of 4 x 60’ series ‘The Innocence Network’, distributed internationally by All3Media International.
Pernel Media secured access to the case via Doolin’s defense attorney Robert R. Bryan, a specialist in human-rights litigation with an emphasis on defending people facing the death penalty.