Jennifer Witt stands accused of triple murder. Her husband, Dr. Larry Witt, and their eight-year-old son, Matt, were shot to death in their San Francisco home, and Jennifer is the only suspect. A victim of domestic abuse,the prosecution charges th ...
after years of being victimized at the hands of her husband. Jennifer finally snapped, and pulled the trigger on a life by which she felt strapped. The big surprise is when the Prosecution charges with the murder of her first husband, who died nine years earlier of a suspected drug overdose.
The 13th Juror
When Dismas Hardy undertakes Jennifer's defense, he learns that, in fact, both of Jennifer's husbands had physically abused her, and that she had something to gain from their deaths other than her freedom -- insurance money, and lots of it. But Jennifer refuses to allow iris "battered wife" defense -- a defense that presumes her guilt, and continues to proclaim her innocence of the crimes.
Hardy is driven to seek an alternative truth credible to a jury. As the trial progresses, the complex truth, as it slowly unravels, changes, bends, and fades in and out of focus. Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking on Jennifer's fate, until there's only one person left to convince of her innocence -- The 13th Juror.
In a stunningly suspenseful performance by Christopher Noth, The 13th Juror is an alarming portrayal of good intentions gone bad, moral ambiguity and the often tortuous path of ultimate justice.