Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, August 19, 2017

Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS have the latest in the legal efforts to get Crosley Green, a Florida man convicted of murder who has spent 28 years in prison, a shot at an appeal in an updated edition of “Last Chance for Freedom” to be broadcast Saturday, August 19 (8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

It’s a case 48 HOURS has been covering for more than 18 years and one that exposes flaws in the investigative process and the prosecution that may have led to an innocent man being convicted of murder. But now Green awaits a new hearing that may open up the possibility of an appeal of his conviction.

“We have to not be afraid to say I got it wrong and we have to do something about it. We shouldn’t just preserve convictions for convictions’ sake,” says Seth Miller, who runs the Innocence Project in Florida. “This isn’t about wins and losses. It’s about the lives of real people.”

In 1990 Green was convicted for the murder of Charles Flynn in Titusville, Fla., and sentenced to death. Green was arrested after Flynn’s former girlfriend, Kim Hallock, called police and said that she and Flynn were hijacked by a black man with a gun and driven to an orange grove. Flynn was shot. Hallock told police that she was able to get in the truck and drive off. Hallock picked Green’s picture from a photo lineup, but Green has maintained his innocence. Prosecutors found three witnesses who said Green had confessed to them, the most damning being his sister, Sheila Green. In just three hours, a jury decided his fate. Since then, all three of the witnesses against him have recanted their testimony, and two retired Brevard County Sheriff’s officers say they’ve had questions about the case from the start. But will Green ever get a chance to prove his innocence?

Then, at 9:00 PM, CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King explores the public and private life of a complex woman who died too soon, in an encore of PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH. With the words of those who knew and admired her, her own words, and the rich archive of CBS News, the two-hour special looks at the impact Princess Diana had on Britain, the monarchy and the world.

From her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 to her tragic death on August 31, 1997 in a horrific car crash in the Pont de I’Alma road tunnel in Paris, Princess Diana was a public draw. But there was much more behind the headlines most people never knew. Behind the crown and the designer dresses, Diana was a complicated and occasionally unpredictable woman, according to those who knew her best. Just as the world watched Prince Charles and Diana get married, they watched the marriage unravel. They also followed along as Princess Diana reemerged in public life alone after the divorce and right up until she died.

Her death was just as controversial as her life. The special, produced by the team at 48 HOURS, takes viewers on a journey through the four independent investigations in two separate countries that followed her death. The broadcast also examines each of the theories and finally puts to rest what really happened the night she was killed in a car crash.

PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE | HER DEATH | THE TRUTH is produced by Chris Ritzen, Ruth Chenetz, Liza Finley, Jamie Stolz and Anthony Venditti. Lauren Clark, Charlotte A. Fuller, Stephen A. McCain and Stephanie Slifer are the field producers. Simon Downs, Simon Ellory, Delphine Reau, Isabel Marking, Charles Berkowitz, Dena Goldstein, Kayla Keddal, Lauren White, Brittany Morgan and Katie Fallon are the associate producers. Mead Stone is the producer-editor. Doreen Schechter, Michael Baluzy, Richard Barber, Atticus Brady, Ken Blum, Michael McHugh, Gregory F. McLaughlin, Diana Modica and Jason Schmidt are the editors. Deb Thomson, Andy Clarke and Paolo Marenghi are the senior producers in London. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Jerry Cipriano is the writer. Patti Aronofsky is senior broadcast producer. Rob Klug is the director. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

48 HOURS: “Last Chance for Freedom” is produced by Gail Abbott Zimmerman and Doug Longhini. Charlotte A. Fuller is the field producer. Linda Martin and Leslie Neigher are the update producers. Greg McLaughlin is the producer-editor. Grayce Arlotta-Berner, George Baluzy, Richard Barber, Atticus Brady, Doreen Schechter and David Spungen are the editors. Al Briganti is the executive editor. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

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