EPISODE 1: “The Crime.” A vicious murder on a hot South Georgia night outside the local Taco Bell. The police build an impressive case against young Devonia Inman. Now it’s 20 years later, an a law professor in Atlanta is determined to take that case apart and win Inman’s freedom.
EPISODE 2: “The Prosecution.” The jury that hears the case against Devonia Inman must go through the peculiar process of becoming “death qualified.” Meanwhile, some key witnesses take the stand and say they really didn’t see what they told police they saw.
EPISODE 3: “The Mask.” Did somebody else commit the murder of which Devonia Inman was convicted? He has always said so. Bill Rankin talks to witnesses who saw completely different things and zeroes in on a mask that police said was used in the crime. It wasn’t a ski mask, says Rankin, it was an up-to-no-good mask.
EPISODE 4: “Burying the Lede?” If Hercules Brown committed the murder of Taco Bell’s night manager in 1998, then the authorities have put the wrong man, Devonia Inman, behind bars. But it gets worse than that. Much worse.
EPISODE 5: “Yet Another Bombshell.” In the hearing on Devonia Inman’s “exxtraordinary motion” for a new trial, another giant piece of the case against Inman seems to crumble and fall away. Did Inman commit the murder of which he was convicted? Was he even there when it happened?
EPISODE 6: "The Murdered Woman." Before she was killed that night at the Taco Bell in Adel, Donna Brown was a hardworking restaurant manager, a beloved sister and a completely devoted mother. And if we are to seek justice for Devonia Inman, we must also seek it for Donna Brown.
EPISODE 7: “Devonia Inman is a Free Man” After 23 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, Devonia Inman is finally free. Here are the improbable events that led to his release, and what Inman has to say about his experience. Plus, the new Cook County district attorney doesn’t mince words about how the case went to trial two decades ago.