Convicted murderer may go free after 20/20 report
In 1997, Julie Rea Harper was convicted of killing her son, Joel. In 2002, Rea Harper was interviewed on 20/20, still claiming she was innocent. After the report was aired, convicted murderer and death row inmate Tommy Lynn Sells confessed to crime writer Diane Fanning that he was the one who killed Rea Harper's son.
Tonight's episode of 20/20 (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) will focus on the re-trial that stemmed from this new evidence, and will feature interviews with both Sells and Rea Harper.
I don't think I've watched an episode of 20/20 since I was in high school, but this story is just too interesting for me not to watch and see what all this is about. Of course, we can never truly know what actually happened, but the thought of any innocent person going to prison for a crime they didn't commit gives me pause.