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Netflix gets another true crime docuseries about wrongful murder convictions

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By Liam Mathews,

Netflix is uploading your next true crime binge just in time for Christmas break. On Monday the streaming service announced that the six-part docuseries The Innocent Man, based on a 2006 nonfiction book of the same name by John Grisham, will premiere Friday, Dec. 14.

The Innocent Man tells the story of miscarriages of justice in the small town of Ada, Okla., in the 1980s. At one time, four wrongfully convicted men from Ada were all on the death row together. The book focuses on two men, Roy Williamson and Dennis Fritz, who were wrongfully convicted of murder in 1988. The Ada police department and the Pontotoc County district attorney's office worked together to convict the men on questionable evidence, Making a Murderer-style. Williamson and Fritz were exonerated in 1999, and Williamson died of cirrhosis in 2004. The series will give equal weight to another case discussed secondarily in the book, in which Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot were falsely convicted of murder.

The series is directed by Clay Tweel and will augment the book's story with new interviews and archival photos and footage. After the disappointing second season of Making a Murderer, this may be just what true crime fans are looking for this winter.

The Innocent Man arrives on Netflix Friday, Dec. 14.

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