American Justice: Getting Away with Murder [DVD]

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American Justice: Getting Away with Murder
A&E finds the loophole in the one-hour American Justice: Getting Away With Murder. The legal system is based on a fair trial and proven guilt. However, if evidence is flimsy, criminals can walk free. Melvin Henry Ignatow is the perfect example of a killer getting lucky. In 1988, Ignatow and former girlfriend Mary Ann Shore murdered Brenda Schafer. Ignatow and Schafer were on a date and Shore came along to take pictures. Those photos which captured the assault on Schafer were the linchpin in the entire case. Despite Shore's testimony, Ignatow was acquitted of the killing. Only a year later, a carpet installer found the pictures. But by then it was too late; Ignatow couldn't be tried for the same crime twice. The only thing prosecutors could do was bring him up on perjury charges. Ignatow actually confessed to the murder during his second trial but was only sentenced to five years in prison for lying on the stand. A&E relives the circumstances of this untouchable crime. ~ Sarah Ing, Rovi

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