Man’s bid to get off death row

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE -

20 Years on Death Row, SBS, Sun­day at 8.30pm

IN JUNE 1996, long-dis­tance truck driver Keith Doolin (pic­tured) was sen­tenced to death for two mur­ders and four at­tempted mur­ders on six fe­male sex work­ers.

But with a de­fence at­tor­ney who was later dis­barred and a key wit­ness later con­victed of mur­der, did Doolin get a fair trial?

Fol­low Doolin’s case from start to fin­ish, ex­am­in­ing the vic­tims, the po­lice, and le­gal play­ers, as well as Doolin him­self, who has al­ways main­tained his in­no­cence.

This week, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion ex­am­ines the dif­fer­ent tes­ti­monies pre­sented at the 1996 trial. New ev­i­dence has come to light that might help over­turn the con­vic­tion, but time is run­ning out for the man who has spent 20 years on San Quentin State Prison’s death row.

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