A new Netflix documentary shows the incredible story about how an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was used to stop a man from being put to death for a crime he didn’t commit.
"Long Shot" tells the story of Juan Catalan, arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2003.
NME reports that he had long maintained his innocence by saying he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on the night of the crime. Catalan mentioned that it looked like somebody was filming something at the game, but he wasn’t sure what.
The filming was for the show "Curb Your Enthusiasm," a 2004 episode in which Larry David takes a prostitute out to a ball game. Raw tapes of the episode revealed footage proving the suspect was in the very spot he said he was.
“We were in for an enormous fight,” Catalan’s lawyer says in the trailer for the documentary. “The prosecutor assigned to the case had never lost. She liked to pick off people with the death penalty.”
Larry David is also featured in the documentary, according to AV Club.
Long Shot will premiere on Netflix on September 30.