American Justice

Season 13 Episode 3

Murder by Mercedes

Aired Tuesday 7:00 PM Feb 18, 2004 on A&E
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Murder by Mercedes
The justice system tests the bounds of a "crime of passion" when Houston dentist Clara Harris is put on trial for killing her adulterous husband by running him down with her Mercedes--an incident that was partially caught on videotape. No one denied that Clara killed her husband. The question at trial was to what degree she should be held responsible. Features interviews with the defense attorney, prosecutor, eyewitnesses, and jurors.moreless

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