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A new documentary series by CNN, Death Row Stories, investigates capital murder crimes with an attempt at uncovering the truth behind each case. From a former police officer who now sits on death row, to and ex-inmate suing for a wrongful conviction these real life stories of law and order take a deep dive into the myriad of laws that make the United States Justice System.

Narrated by Susan Sarandon and produced by Robert Redford and Alex Gibney, each episode focuses on one capital murder case while exploring the American judicial system and the death penalty. With varying degrees of acceptance across the United States, from prisons that still perform executions and others who haven

Death Row Stories is a Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on March 9, 2014. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

Death Row Stories is available for streaming on the CNN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Death Row Stories on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, iTunes online.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on CNN
5 Seasons, 39 Episodes
March 9, 2014
Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama
7.4/10
Cast: Danny DeVito, Kevin Costner, Christopher Lloyd
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Death Row Stories Full Episode Guide

  • A misidentified bullet could uncover the case of a drug deal gone wrong in Texas.

  • In Louisiana, a disabled teenager is sentenced to death, but the discovery of hidden eyewitness interviews casts new light on his confession.

  • It is discussed whether Daniel Dougherty committed murder by arson or if the fire science used to convict him got it wrong.

  • There's no doubt Terry Williams committed murder. But what drove him to kill?

  • After a Delaware store clerk is murdered, a local drug dealer confesses to the crime. But can what he says be believed?

  • A former trouble-maker sits on death row for killing an elderly couple, while a desperate team of journalists, attorneys, and retired law enforcement officers make the case for his innocence.

  • An Ohio drug dealer sits on death row for murdering a family, until a rookie attorney unearths long-hidden case records that shed new light on the case.

  • A Spaniard is sentenced to death for the murder of a young Florida couple. His family appeals to the international media to fight his conviction.

  • A case that has sentenced a reformed gang member to death unveils the corruption in the criminal justice system.

  • Forensic science could exonerate an electrician who sits on a death row in Texas for a murder case.

  • A man is discovered dead in his home. His son names his mother as the killer.

  • Nick Yarris's uncanny knowledge of a gruesome kidnapping and murder makes him a prime suspect and eventually lands him on death row. Twenty years and one escape attempt later, new evidence emerges that offers Nick one last hope for freedom.

  • The shooting of a newspaper carrier in rural Mississippi lands 20-year-old Marlon Howell on death row. Convicted on the word of two co-defendants and the identification of an eyewitness with a checkered past, Marlon maintains his innocence.