Film about wrongful execution competes for a spot at the Seattle Film Festival

07Feb09

Death penalty - unjust end

A new film, titled “The Last Word,” which tells the story of a Texas man who was executed for a crime he didn’t commit is competing to premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.



You can watch and vote on the film here.

A synopsis of the film is below:

This documentary takes the “Innocent Man on Texas Death Row” tale to a dark corner feared by all – – proving that an innocent man has been executed by the State.

A clash between good and evil strikes up on the High Plains of Texas when Johnny Frank Garrett, a 17 year old retarded boy is arrested, convicted and ultimately executed for the Halloween night rape, mutilation and murder of Sister Tadea Benz.

The 76 year old nun was attacked while she slept in her room at the St. Francis Convent in Amarillo, Texas. Garrett claimed his innocence from the time of his arrest until his dying breath. Sixteen years after Garrett’s execution new evidence rose up from the cold case grave of the Amarillo Police Department proving they executed the wrong man!

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