Death Row Stories

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.4  (6,337)

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 series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on March 9, 2014.

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Once Bitten, Twice Tried
8. Once Bitten, Twice Tried
May 31, 2020
Bite marks on a murder victims's body twice lead to Ray Krone's conviction, but the DNA evidence tells another story.
The Hit That Wasn't
7. The Hit That Wasn't
May 24, 2020
In Philadelphia, the brazen killing of a state's witness leads police to an alleged hitman, but the evidence against him could be nothing more than smoke and mirrors.
The Wrong Gun
6. The Wrong Gun
May 17, 2020
A misidentified bullet could uncover the case of a drug deal gone wrong in Texas.
Death By The Bayou
5. Death By The Bayou
May 10, 2020
In Louisiana, a disabled teenager is sentenced to death, but the discovery of hidden eyewitness interviews casts new light on his confession.
Forensics By Fire
4. Forensics By Fire
May 3, 2020
It is discussed whether Daniel Dougherty committed murder by arson or if the fire science used to convict him got it wrong.
Predator or Prey?
3. Predator or Prey?
April 26, 2020
There's no doubt Terry Williams committed murder. But what drove him to kill?
Tale of the Tape
2. Tale of the Tape
April 19, 2020
After a Delaware store clerk is murdered, a local drug dealer confesses to the crime. But can what he says be believed?
The Lost Boy
1. The Lost Boy
April 19, 2020
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.
Where to Watch Death Row Stories
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 Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 9, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (6,337)