HBO has released a trailer for its upcoming two-part true crime documentary “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?”
Directed by Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), the film centers on the case of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips of Potsdam, New York who was strangled to death in October 2011 in the apartment he shared with his mother and a half-brother.
Police quickly focused their attention on an ex-boyfriend of Garrett’s mother, Oral “Nick” Hillary, a black man who served as soccer coach at Clarkson University in Potsdam.
No physical evidence linked Hillary to the crime, but he was indicted on a second-degree murder charge nonetheless. The documentary questions whether Hillary’s prosecution resulted from racial bias.
“Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” premieres July 23 on HBO.
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