Additional information for Conviction, which has a domestic theatrical release set for October 15, 2010. The film is being distributed by Fox Searchlight and has not yet been rated. Conviction has a total running time of 107 minutes.
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A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
"Betty Ann Waters", tells how Betty Ann Waters (Hilary Swank), an unemployed single mother of two boys, saw her brother begin serving a life sentence in 1983 for murder and robbery of a woman living in a trailer next door to him in Ayer, Massachusetts. Kenneth's ability to appeal his conviction using public defenders has been exhausted and without a lawyer, he will die in prison. That is when Betty Anne, a high school dropout, decides to dedicate her life to save her brother. Convinced that he was innocent, she spent the next 12 years taking steps to earn a law degree. In 1995 with a law degree in hand, she began focusing on her brother's case. Challenging the conviction with DNA evidence, with the help of the Innocence Project, she proved her brother's innocence, and Kenneth Waters walked out a free man in March 2001 after 18 years in prison. But he only enjoyed 6-months of freedom, because on September 19, 2001, he fell 15-feet off a wall hitting his head and died.
The estate of the late Kenneth Waters settled a civil rights lawsuit against the town of Ayer's for $3.4 million in 2009. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy) &
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