Death Row Chronicles is the story of the world's most dangerous record label could only be told in a definitive 6-part documentary series. While Death Row Records boasted the success of Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, and Dr. Dre forged by unmatched creativity, the chart-topping and record-breaking sales came at a bloody, controversial cost. Part true-crime murder mystery and part hip hop drama, this compelling docu-series will comb through mountains of misinformation, uncovering key evidence and witnesses who will reveal the truth about the bitter rivalries surrounding its legends. The limited series will also celebrate the groundbreaking music of Death Row, explain how it reflected society at the time, and how it influenced some of today's biggest hip hop artists. On the eve of the label's 25th anniversary, Death Row Chronicles offers an unflinching look at the label and its legacy.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Death Row Chronicles - Linda Carty - Netflix
Linda Anita Carty (born 5 October 1958) is a woman possessing both United States and British citizenship who is on death row in Texas. She was convicted and sentenced to death in February 2002 for the 2001 abduction and murder of 25-year-old Joana Rodriguez, in order to steal her newborn son. Carty claims she was framed by drug dealers in response to her work as an informant and has appealed her conviction. Her appeals have been unsuccessful to date, but she launched a fresh appeal in 2015 which was granted as reported on 26 February 2015. In 2018, however, the appeal was eventually denied. Barring the granting of clemency, she currently stands to become the first female British national to be executed since Ruth Ellis in 1955, and the first British black woman executed in more than a century. She is the sole death row inmate in the U.S. with British citizenship.
Death Row Chronicles - Conviction and appeals - Netflix
Carty was convicted of murder on February 19, 2002. On February 21, she was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The imposition of a death sentence in Texas results in an automatic direct appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. This appeal was rejected on April 7, 2004. Carty then appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This appeal was rejected on September 19, 2009. On 26 February 2010, Carty appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, in which the British government filed an amicus curiae brief as a friend of the Court. However, on May 3, 2010, the Court refused to review the case, denying certiorari. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has the option to recommend clemency to the Governor of Texas. However, such recommendations are rare.
Death Row Chronicles - References - Netflix