Conviction

Conviction

When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexually abused children. By the time the panic had subsided, scores of people were in prison, convicted on little to no evidence—people like John's father. Conviction: American Panic takes you inside one of the darkest and most bizarre chapters of American history. This series contains descriptions of adult subject matter, including details of sexual abuse and trauma. It may not be suitable for everyone, discretion is advised.... Show More

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March 31, 2020 1 min
The final episode of Conviction: American Panic comes out next week.
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February 25, 2020 24 min
In 1989, nine-year-old John Quinney accused his father Melvin of being a satanic cult leader and abusing him in satanic rituals. His father vehemently denied the charges. It was a case that tore their family apart. But what none of them knew was that they were just one of dozens of families going through the same nightmare.
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When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexual...
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February 4, 2019 42 min
Pedro’s trial date finally arrives, and Manny sets out on another quest. Will he finally push the envelope too far? 
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February 4, 2019 36 min
Manny takes some big risks that could get Pedro’s case dismissed—or could get Pedro into even deeper trouble.
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February 4, 2019 43 min
Manny’s quest to free Pedro isn’t just about justice. It’s payback. 
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February 4, 2019 39 min
Terrell believes that Manny and his clients are out to destroy his career. But they aren’t the only ones sounding alarms about Terrell. 
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February 4, 2019 40 min
Manny meets a key witness. Saki meets Manny’s nemesis. 
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February 4, 2019 41 min
Pedro gets pushed to take a plea deal. Manny goes on a quest to find the one young man who can free him.
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February 4, 2019 36 min
Private Investigator Manuel Gomez takes on the biggest case of his career: the case of Pedro Hernandez.
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January 18, 2019 2 min
Manny Gomez is a detective straight out of a detective novel. He carries a pen that’s really a knife, wears a watch that’s really a camera, adores Sherlock Holmes and Miami Vice. But the cases Manny takes on are all too real: cases of young men in New York City who say they’ve been arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. In the first season of Conviction, reporter Saki Knafo follows Manny as he tackles the biggest case of his caree...
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