Netflix fans fume their 'blood is boiling' over new true crime doc Trial 4 about teen falsely imprisoned for murder

Netflix fans fume their 'blood is boiling' over new true crime doc Trial 4 about teen falsely imprisoned for murder

11/16/2020

NETFLIX fans have declared their “blood is boiling” over new true crime doc Trial 4 about teen who was falsely imprisoned for murdering a policeman. 

The eight-part series follows the story of Sean K. Ellis who was wrongfully convicted for the murder of police detective John Mulligan, a celebrated officer whose death sent shockwaves through the nation. 

Watching from home, viewers have been left incensed by the litany of injustices Sean was subjected to during the investigation and trial. 

Ultimately wrongfully convicted, Sean served 22 years in the prison for the murder of Boston police officer John Mulligan in 1993. 

Taking to social media to share their thoughts, many fans haven’t held back with their indignation. 

One wrote: “I'm only halfway into #Trial4 on @netflix and I can literally feel my blood about to boil! I had to step away from my laptop.”


“Been glued to Trial 4 on Netflix today. The brazen police corruption is not really a surprise, there's so many stories like this sadly #Trial4,” added another. 

While a third commented: “#Trial4 on Netflix is a riveting docuseries. My heart hurt for what Sean Ellis went through. Thank god he had such dedicated people in his corner to help him prove his innocence.”

“"Watching #Trial4 on Netflix and I hate watching things like this but it's so important to watch and learn. @netflix #SeanEllis,” penned another.

Sean, despite having no criminal record and assuring his innocence, was accused and later convicted of the murder of a white police detective named John Mulligan at the age of 19.

There was no significant physical evidence to tie Ellis to the crime, the witness testimony against him was highly contestable, and he had to go through THREE criminal trials before a guilty verdict was reached. 

The incredible documentary shows how Ellis' defence team worked tirelessly to exonerate him and highlight how unusual the multi-trial pursuit of a conviction was. 

A slain police officer added much fuel to the fire and caused intense pressure for those to catch his killer. 

Sean’s defence team argued that he was being used as a scapegoat to solve a high-profile murder, and that Sean was the victim of systemic racism.

After 22 years Sean's conviction was eventually overturned in 2015 and he was set free.

Netflix's synopsis reads: "Ellis's story, while devastating, sheds light on timely issues of systemic racism, police corruption and criminal justice reform while offering hope that, ultimately, people have the power to change the system."

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