TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER overview and evidence

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Articles, Blog, Front page slider, News | Comments Off on TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER overview and evidence

You may remember the incident. It happened on February 20, 2014, on a railway trestle in Wayne County, south Georgia, USA. A train ploughed into a film crew shooting a scene on railroad tracks  for a biopic about Greg Allman of the iconic band the Allman Brothers. Sarah Jones, a 27-year-old camera assistant, was struck and killed by the locomotive. The film’s director, Randall Miller, was subsequently charged with criminal trespass and involuntary manslaughter. He took a plea and was jailed for two years, reduced to one year for good behaviour. The prosecution claimed that Miller knew the crew had been denied permission from the railroad to be on the racks, but had set the shoot up there anyway and then “stolen the shot.” But is that what really happened?

I started to look into the evidence and the project snowballed. Over six months of filming, numerous trips to Georgia, 75 interviews and many depositions later, the TRIAL OF MIDNIGHT RIDER: RAILROADED IN THE DEEP SOUTH is the result. I have to say, the project was harrowing. I was threatened a couple of times, once by a man with a firearm and on another occasion a family member of a person of interest wanted “to strangle me dead.” Nice, right? So, was Miller guilty or innocent? And what about Ms Jones? Would she be alive today but for his actions (or inaction)? You’ll have to watch the documentary. Go to trialmidnightrider.com.

I’ve also made available, exclusively on my site, some of the deposition videos and items of evidence for you to check out in more detail. Have a look and see what you think.