"One Angry Juror" is a Lifetime movie based on the true story of Attorney Joan Canny and her former client Walter Huston, a man who was falsely accused of the murder of a drug dealer. The movie debuted in 2010 starring Jessica Capshaw, according to The New York Daily News. The real names were changed to Sarah Walsh and Walter Byrd in the film.
"One Angry Juror" tells the story of a lawyer who is called to serve as a juror on a murder trial. During her time on the jury, she notices that the prosecution lacks physical and forensic evidence, and that the defendant was arrested based on the testimony of a young girl. Suspecting that the prosecution and the jurors are racially biased, Sarah sets out to prove Walter's innocence. After she deadlocks the jury, she takes on the case pro bono.
According to Aida Ekberg's article, the real story happened in New Orleans in the late 1990's. That is when Walter Huston was accused of shooting and killing the drug dealer that supplied him with marijuana. According to police, Terrel Simmons was shot dead. Walter Huston was identified as the person responsible for his death by the victim's sister. Attorney Joan Canny defended Huston during his retrial.
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