He Never Came Home: Anatomy of a False Confession

Inspired by a story that was kept alive by her grandfather, A.L. Smith unravels the mystery surrounding the murder of Mrs. Mary Allen Booth, the wife of a prominent Shreveport business owner. Mrs. Booth’s semi-frozen remains were discovered in Frierson, Louisiana near the home of Lemon Howard, a mentally disabled African-American youth. Howard is wrongfully accused of the crime and tragically spends 42 years in Louisiana’s penal system.