U.S. crime net Investigation Discovery has slated an early December release for its two-hour documentary Until Proven Innocent from Austin-based P+R Productions.
The film, which is slated to premiere under the ID Films documentary banner, chronicles the miscarriage of justice in the case of Hannah Overton, a Texas mother of five and former nurse who was accused of killing her four-year-old foster son Andrew Burd in October 2006.
Convicted on capital murder charges and sentence to life in prison for the mysterious salt poisoning death, the doc will also capture the fight to win Overton’s freedom while featuring first-hand accounts with Overton, her family and close friends, as well as legal experts and key figures involved in her appeal.
Until Proven Innocent premieres Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.
“The unbelievable tragedy of a child’s death was compounded by the prosecution of an innocent person for murder,” said Investigation Discovery GM Kevin Bennett in a statement. “The truth set Hannah free in the end, and ID is proud to tell the story of those who worked tirelessly to overturn her conviction.”