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The Last Defense explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led both Routier and Jones to their places on death row, while taking a deep look into their personal stories.
After 21 years, the Darlie Routier story culminates in this final episode where Darlie's current defense team explores alternative theories that the jury may not have fully considered and lays out their strategy for a retrial. With Darlie's execution impending, she and Darin reveal the agony of love under a death sentence. .
University of Oklahoma student Julius Jones is arrested for the shooting death of a businessman.
The State calls their star witness, Christopher Jordan, who testifies he was there when Julius pulled the trigger. Julius and his family watch as his defense takes this last opportunity to save him, but there are missed opportunities to hear Julius' side of the story, and a critical piece of evidence is never shown to the jury. The clock is ticking for Julius, but two witnesses have come forward in his favor since the conviction, and he now holds out hope thanks to his current lawyers.
With Julius Jones at the top of the state of Oklahoma's list of impending executions, federal public defenders Amanda Bass and Dale Baich are in a race to win a new trial. When new evidence comes to light, there may be hope for Julius.
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