It is a true-crime series based on a case that spans more than 20 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. After being sentenced to life in prison, he continued to fight to prove his innocence.
Eric Fisher was accused of brutally murdering his mother in 1983 when he is only 17 years old. Det. Russell is the lead investigator and he is convinced that Eric is guilty — so much so that he will stop at nothing to get a conviction, which he does eventually get. Eric spends the next two decades fighting to prove his innocence.
The show is based on a real case, with some scenes taken verbatim from police interviews, interrogations, trial transcripts, and other evidence. The idea is that the viewers can act like cold-case detectives, who don’t follow the linear narrative of a crime when they re-examine old cases and watch 8 episodes in the order they choose too (the first and final should remain first and final).
All episodes available on CBS All Access