Plot & Details
Filmmakers Grover Babcock and Blue Hadaegh investigate a grueling police interrogation that some believe caused an innocent father to confess to the unintentional murder of his infant son in this deeply unsettling documentary. In September 2008, Adrian Thomas walked into a Troy, Newark police station to speak with detectives about the reason his four month old son Matthew was brain dead. Though Thomas waived his Miranda Rights at the time, he had no idea that the exhausting, 10 hour interview was being captured on video, and that it would later be used as key evidence against him when the case went to court. At first, Thomas denied any wrongdoing, but after suffering a mental breakdown and being transferred to a psychiatric ward, he was brought back for questioning. That's when his story began to change. But could it be that Thomas' confession was the result of unscrupulous police interrogation techniques? Though a doctor from the Albany Medical Center initially informed police that a fracture in Matthew's skull was an indication of abuse, that was later retracted as a misdiagnosis. Even with that knowledge, the police pressed on anyway, ultimately getting Thomas to confess to throwing Matthew on the bed in a fit of frustration. In this film, viewers are taken deep into a controversial case that shines an illuminating light on questionable police interrogation techniques that may have resulted in a tragic miscarriage of justice.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 88min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/13/2012
- Director(s): Grover Babcock, Blue Hadaegh
- Themes: Police Corruption,Clearing One's Name
- Tone: Disturbing,Tense
- Keywords: confession [criminal], interrogator, interview, killing
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (03-30-2012)
- Language: English