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'Conviction' true story of Kenny Waters and Betty Ann Waters

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"Conviction" is a true-story movie based on the case of wrongly convicted prison inmate Kenny Waters and his sister Betty Ann Waters. "Conviction," which first aired in 2010 in theaters, is directed by Tony Goldwyn and written by Pamela Gray. The cast includes Hilary Swank, Melissa Leo and Sam Rockwell, according to the New York Times.

"Conviction" synopsis/plot

A sister attends law school in order to help her brother, who has been wrongly convicted, win a new trial in this legal drama.

"Conviction" was inspired by a Massachusetts man who was wrongly convicted in 1983. According to court documents, Kenny Waters was convicted of murdering Katharina Brow in the city of Ayers in 1983.

For 18 years, Kenny Waters sat in prison for a murder he didn't commit, until his sister Betty Ann Waters with the help of The Innocence Project, fought to have her brother exonerated.

With the help of his sister, Waters was released from prison in 2001 but died months later in an accidental fall.

The movie now airs on Lifetime Movie Network.

The movie contains the following themes: wrongly convicted, The Innocence Project, wrongly imprisoned, courtroom and prison inmates