If this man wasn’t at a Dodgers game, he could have been facing the death penalty for a crime he did not commit.
In May of 2003, baseball fan Juan Catalan went to a Los Angeles Dodgers game with his daughter. That same day, a 16-year-old girl named Martha Puebla was shot and killed in front of her home. Catalan was arrested and accused of committing the murder, which led to a long and tedious court trial. According to the Los Angeles Times, police zeroed in on Catalan because Puebla “testified in a murder case in which Catalan’s brother, Mario, was a co-defendant.” Catalan’s lawyer had to prove that Catalan was at the Dodgers game during the time of the murder. Fortunately, they got a break through an improbable ally — comedian Larry David (“Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”).
In this new Netflix doc, “Long Shot,” you’ll learn about Catalan’s case and the process he had to go through before he could prove his innocence. Keep an eye out for this crime documentary, which will be released on Netflix on September 19th.