Double Jeopardy

Premiere: Double Jeopardy: The System

Crime & Investigation Network – Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm

The double jeopardy law is intended to protect the innocent from unfair harassment and persecution. Sometimes it protects the guilty as well. This programme follows the case of Mel Ignatow who was tried and acquitted for the rape and murder of Brenda Schaefer. Photographic evidence a year later is discovered that points to Mel Ignatow’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt. The double jeopardy rule