A YOUNG MAN'S MURDER IS SOLVED BY HIS MOM,
ON ABC'S "FINAL WITNESS"
"A Mother's Revenge" -- A young man stumbles across what seems to be a human body in the middle of a cornfield in rural Ohio. The body is so badly decomposed that only dental records can confirm who it is -- 20-year-old Andrew Dotson, whose mother had reported him missing one month earlier. Before his murder, Andrew still felt like the overweight, shy kid he'd been in high-school when he moved with his mom and stepdad to Franklin County, Ohio. It didn't matter that he could be wickedly funny when he was at ease, or that he'd lost the weight and found a devoted girlfriend. What Andrew had craved more than anything was the peer acceptance he'd never had before. For all the signs pointing to a main suspect, it would only be through the tireless efforts of Andrew's mother, Lora Eberhard, that the killer would be brought to justice. She would unearth a tale of multiple shootings, gang rivalries, contract killings, misidentified snitches, jailhouse informants and a string of ruined young lives left in the wreckage. "Final Witness" airs WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 (10:02-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
This episode of "Final Witness" includes first-person interviews with Andrew's mother, brother, girlfriend and the prosecutors and sheriff involved in the case, as well as a haunting soundtrack which features singles by indie artists and bands including Espers, Katie Kim, J. Pinder, Woodworkings, Message to Bears, Perfume Genius, The Bony Hand of Nowhere, Mike Levey, Felecia Atkinson, JEFF the Brotherhood, Barn Owl, Family Band and Sean Rowe. More information on the music on this episode can be found at ABC Music Lounge, http://abc.go.com/music-lounge.
The series is produced for ABC by Lincoln Square Productions. Executive producers are Rudy Bednar and Christine Connor; senior producer is Adam Feinstein; series producer is Lee Beckett; series production manager is Alex Friedman.
"Final Witness" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 Surround Sound.