American Justice

Season 10 Episode 8

A Son's Confession

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Jun 06, 2001 on A&E
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A Son's Confession
A look at the controversial case of a man charged with brutally killing his mother in 1973 when he was a teenager. Peter Reilly was convicted of the crime, but claimed Connecticut police forced him to confess. Helped by friends and even celebrities like playwright Arthur Miller who believed in his innocence, Reilly was subsequently granted a new trial and the state dropped its prosecution. But controversy still surrounds the case as Reilly calls for DNA testing of old evidence to clear his name.moreless

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