Kennesaw (WAOK)- The story of John McNeil, an African American man from Kennesaw who was wrongly serving a life sentence for the 2005 shooting death of a white man will be profiled during the Wednesday world premiere of The Injustice Files: Hood of Suspicion on Investigation Discovery.
In the McNeil case, the Kennesaw man had moved into a new house when he received a call from his son who said there was a strange man outside. Quickly arriving at the house before the police, McNeil used his firearm to defend himself against the white man. McNeil was arrested a year later after the incident.
The Injustice Files chronicles McNeil who was released from the Cobb County jail just a day before the premiere as a victim of racial profiling that still exists in the modern day.
The program features the last interview with McNeil’s wife Anita who died of breast cancer on February 2nd.
The program is produced by Keith Beauchamp who also produced an investigative program on the death of Emmit Till.