TV satire proves man's innocence

A satirical US TV show has provided conclusive proof that a Los Angeles man did not kill a 16-year-old girl who had testified against his brother in a court case.

A satirical US TV show has provided conclusive proof that a Los Angeles man did not kill a 16-year-old girl who had testified against his brother in a court case.

Juan Catalan spent five months in jail before his lawyer found in-the-crowd video footage taken by the show at the city’s Dodger Stadium that backed up Catalan’s claims of innocence.

Catalan, 26, insisted he and his six-year-old daughter were watching the Los Angeles Dodgers lose to the Atlanta Braves minutes before the girl was killed about 20 miles away from the baseball stadium.

But an episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm filmed at the stadium contained footage showing Catalan in the crowd eating a hot dog with his daughter.

More in this section

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day.

great irish summer

From walking and hiking, to day trips and camping, your guide to holidays at home in 2021

Lifestyle
Newsletter

The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up