Death Row Portraits: Joseph Garcia/George Rivas & Linda Anita Carty
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26, 2012
Director’s cuts! Werner Herzog in person!
PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH GARCIA, GEORGE RIVAS
In December 2000 the ‘Texas Seven’ succeeded in pulling off a spectacular break-out from the John B. Connelly Unit, a Texan maximum security prison. Rivas was serving fifteen times a life sentence. Joseph Garcia had been condemned to a stretch of fifty years.
PORTRAIT OF LINDA ANITA CARTY
Linda Anita Carty is black and has both American and British nationalities. She has been sentenced to death for the murder twenty-five-year-old Joana Rodrigues in order to kidnap the latter’s three-day old son. Three accomplices kidnapped Joana and left her to suffocate. Carty, who is believed to be the instigator of the abduction but who was verifiably absent during the crime, was the only one sentenced to death.
Presented in Association with INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY