FINALE OF TV ONE’S EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE
FOLLOWS ACCUSED MURDERER MELONIE WARE AS SHE FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM ON MONDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10/9C.
Throughout four episodes, TV One’s new limited crime and justice series EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE
highlights the unbelievable true stories of people who experienced the life-altering nightmare of being sentenced to prison for something they didn’t do. Over the past 3 weeks, EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE has reached 1.4MM Unique Viewers 2+. In the EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE finale on Monday, June 25 at 10/9C, Attorney Benjamin Crump will meet daycare operator Melonie Ware as she fights for freedom after being wrongly accused of killing an infant.
In 2004, Melonie Ware realized her dream of running a daycare facility from her home. When an infant mysteriously dies in her care, Melonie’s life spirals out of control. Doctors and police say she killed the child in a fit of rage. Sentenced to life in prison, Melonie is terrorized by her fellow prison inmates as a child killer. Unwilling to let his wife suffer in a living hell, Melonie’s husband risks the family’s life savings to overturn her conviction. With prosecutors determined to keep her behind bars, will Melonie ever see freedom?
EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE is hosted by acclaimed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, with Emmy and NAACP Image Award winner Rushion McDonald of 3815 Media joining as the series executive producer and creator, in partnership with Jupiter Entertainment. Each one-hour episode gives an in-depth look to the journey of one wrongfully convicted man or woman – Lisa Roberts, Richard Miles, Melonie Ware and Mark Schand. “The show…casts a revealing light on one of the grossest injustices regularly produced by the nation’s flawed criminal justice system: the incarceration of the innocent,” said Michael Fletcher of The Undefeated. Each episode highlights the enormous challenge of maintaining faith while fighting to prove their innocence.
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ABOUT EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE: EVIDENCE OF INNOCENCE is a documentary series profiling the unbelievable true stories of individuals who were convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. But through their never-say-die attitude, these real life heroes successfully fought to have their guilty verdicts thrown out and won back the freedom that was wrongfully taken from them. But their courtroom victories are just the beginning: the lives these heroes lead after their release prove that it is possible to not only service, but thrive after being convicted of crimes they didn’t commit. They go on to become husbands, fathers, business leaders, and champions of those who remain falsely imprisoned. By profiling these incredible stories of courage and triumph, Attorney Crump shows the world the need to right the wrongs of this epidemic of injustice.