If you've heard of this film, you probably know what it's about, if you haven't, this is worth a read:
Aside from the crime itself, the most shocking thing in this film is the bare lack of neutrality shown by the judge. It's truly disgusting to see someone who is meant to represent the pinnacle of fairness and arbitrary wisdom so overtly directing a trial and jury towards an outcome.
The scene that sticks in my mind is where an "expert" on the occult is called to give evidence and spins out lazy shit about the suspects being heavy metal fans proves they are satanists and therefore guilty of murder.
The defence then reveals to the court that this professional witness' qualifications were bought via mail order and involved absolutely no tuition or study. At all.
In a sane world, this alone would put the trial on a rocky footing, instead the judge swats away the objection and instructs that the McExpert's testimony be taken into account and is of great value.
Well, I've just qualified as a king-poop of acumen from the university of Pot Noodle and I declare, with a genuine authority, that the judge and his witness are some of history's biggest pair of cunts.
So, the result is that three teenagers, spent 18 years in jail for a crime they didn't commit and the person or people who actually murdered three innocent kids has never been punished.