True crime network Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new series is all about questioning major courtroom convictions.
Reasonable Doubt reopens closed cases with the aim of giving convicted family members hope for an appeal, or confirm the truth their kin is guilty of committing a crime.
With stories of overturned convictions and mistrials and endless pleas of innocence from inside prisons, the question of “did they really do it?” can haunt families of the convicted. In Reasonable Doubt, two investigators approach these cases from their own perspectives.
Retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and defense attorney Melissa Lewkowicz delve into cases full of facts, often uncovering evidence previously overlooked by police – or barred by the court – to help determine if justice was served to the victim and their families.
In each episodes, new witnesses, pieces of evidence and other clues are brought forward to pose the case of guilt or innocence of a convicted murderer.
“In a justice system that’s perhaps not always so just, families can be tormented by the question of guilt or innocence of their loved ones,” said Henry S. Schleiff, group president, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, in a statement. “In Reasonable Doubt, Chris Anderson and Melissa Lewkowitz bring their unique approach and expertise to each case in examining whether a person convicted of murder was truly guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The 10-part series is produced for ID by Painless. For Painless, Painless Productions and RPR Media. Jim Casey and Rob Rosen are executive producers for Painless and RPR respectively. Eugenie Vink is senior executive producer and Sara Kozak is SVP of production for ID.
Reasonable Doubt premieres April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Disocery.