All too often, innocent people fall through the cracks of the justice system. These judicial missteps leave families devastated with doubt and paralyzed by unanswered questions about their convicted loved one. Determined to uncover the truth of these questionable convictions, retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva return for a fourth season of Investigation Discovery’s popular series REASONABLE DOUBT.
Each week, Anderson and Silva use their resources, collective expertise, and objective investigative lens to re-examine controversial murder cases throughout the country to ensure that the right person is behind bars for the crime committed. After their thorough investigation, Anderson and Silva review the evidence with the family to either present the chance for an appeal, or confront them with the crushing truth that their loved one may have been rightfully convicted of murder. Appeal or acceptance? Either way, this due-process-duo finds the truth, with their revelations pushing families toward an emotional reckoning with reality.
Fatima Silva is a seasoned criminal defense attorney fighting for the accused in courtrooms across California's San Francisco Bay Area. From a very young age, Ms. Silva wanted to be an attorney and advocate for individuals going through one of the most difficult periods in their life. She firmly believes defending the accused is necessary to protect rights guaranteed by our justice system. Ms. Silva's knowledge, empathy, and diverse background make her a uniquely zealous advocate. Her passion for justice and unparalleled dedication to her clients led to her being selected to co-star in Reasonable Doubt, alongside Detective Chris Anderson. She also co-hosts the weekly Reasonable Doubt companion podcast series. Ms. Silva resides in San Francisco, California with her husband and son. In her spare time, Ms. Silva teaches trial skills to high school mock trial competitors.