Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Brenton Butler was just a regular 15-year-old African American high-school student living in Jacksonville, Florida. But when a woman was murdered on a quiet Sunday morning, Brenton suddenly found himself accused of the killing in one of the most fleftening cases of mistaken identity ever.

This shocking documentary provides a candid look at the U.S. justice system at work andexposes the racial bias and abuse of power that resulted in Brenton’s arrest. The film features exclusive courtroom footage as well as interviews with the youth’s public defenders, including attorney Patrick McGuinness, who uncovered startling evidence that raised serious doubts about the police investigation and subsequent interrogation tactics.

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  • notessential

    very interesting.

    • Hillg30

      This young man was all class througout the trial even with so much going thorugh his young head he never raised his voice or  curssed anyone of the 3 police who framed him and got away with it.the entire courtroom knew this kid didnt do thid crime and all the staff even other police had smiles on their faces a mile wide when the verdict was announced.

      Hope he gets every cent of the 8.5 million he is suing for but he deserves more … he should have the satisfaction of sitting through a trial of 3 policemen who tried to frame a 15yo with murder

      • Adriandarby

        Well said i agree with all you wrote

  • pwndecaf

    The detectives were farcical and the lawyer was really effective.  He did his profession proud pointing out the lazy, incompetent buffoons didn’t do any of their jobs and were satisfied to send an innocent young man to prison rather than ask a few simple questions as the lawyer did.

    Congratulations to the family and the lawyer, Patrick McGuinness,  Well done!

  • Doug

    I HOPE THE DETECTIVES IN THIS CASE WERE FIRED, ARRESTED, CHARGED AND CONVICTED.  If they were not, there should be public outcry.

  • Rhikris2299

    I can not believe this boy even went to trial.  Thank God the jury found him not guilty!  I feel about what happened to that woman and I am glad her true murderer was brought to justice.

  • Rhikris2299

    I can not believe this boy even went to trial.  Thank God the jury found him not guilty!  I feel about what happened to that woman and I am glad her true murderer was brought to justice.

  • Rhikris2299

    I can not believe this boy even went to trial.  Thank God the jury found him not guilty!  I feel about what happened to that woman and I am glad her true murderer was brought to justice.

  • betty

    This is why America scares me, innocent people get put 2 jail so easy… not every puplic defender works as hard as Patrick McGuinness to make sure it doesnt happen and he ended up finding the real killer, those cops should be hiding their faces right now…

  • Chefadizzle21

    I am disgsted by the police department in this case and am so thankful true justica was served for this young man. I also think the gentlleman who defended him deserves all the credit. What a selfless honorable job he did. Bravo sir. And for the cops who acted outside the law…well there is no injustice beleive me they will pay the price when they meet there maker, until then i hope it haunts them everyday of there miserable lives.

  • Chickchar

    Thank God and Patrick McGuinness that justice prevailed. An excellant doc highighting the plight of a wrongly accused 15 year old boy who thanks to the fine law enforcement of jackonsville florida was nearly imprisoned for life because they couldn’t get off there arses and process there evidence properly. Amazing and sad

  • Katy1878

    typical stupid white old man must think all black people look the same 
    i am disgusted 

    • Anonymous

       Racist comment

  • Steve

    cannot play. Is this a broken link?

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  • Anonymous

    broken link 

  • Donna

    Go to youtube. Megavideo is gone.

  • Daryl

    New Youtube link to this doco:

    Well worth watching!