The Last Defense explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led both Routier and Jones to their places on death row, while taking a deep look into their personal stories.
Flaws in the American justice system are explored and exposed through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple death row cases. The series looks at cases from all angles, returning to the scene of the crime, re-interviewing witnesses, and delving beyond the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on death row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, The Last Defense gives voice to those who can no longer be heard. Season one investigates the cases of a Dallas housewife convicted of stabbing two of her sons to death, and a high school athlete convicted of shooting a father at point blank range in front of his daughters. Meanwhile, their attorneys race against the clock to get new trials before their execution dates are set. Both have been on death row for nearly two decades each. Both may be innocent.
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The Last Defense Airs: Tuesday
The Last Defense Status: Break
THE LAST DEFENSE - General Information
Series Premiere: June 12, 2018 Classification: Documentary Genre: Documentary Network: ABC Airs: Tuesday at 10:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
THE LAST DEFENSE - Season 1 -- 7 Episodes
1x1 -- Jun 12, 2018 -- Darlie Routier: The Crime 1x2 -- Jun 19, 2018 -- Darlie Routier: The Trial 1x3 -- Jun 26, 2018 -- Darlie Routier: The Woman 1x4 -- Jul 03, 2018 -- Darlie Routier: The Fight 1x5 -- Jul 10, 2018 -- Julius Jones: The Crime 1x6 -- Jul 17, 2018 -- Julius Jones: The Trial 1x7 -- Jul 24, 2018 -- Julius Jones: The Fight