Keith Morrison Investigates The Contentious Confession & Conviction Of Daniel Villegas

A double murder and a controversial confession are at the center of 'A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates.'

June 25, 2019

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A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates [Investigation Discovery]

By: Catherine Townsend

EL PASO, TX — Keith Morrison, whose distinguished voice has captivated so many true crime fans over the years, will explore a controversial case in El Paso, Texas, in the upcoming Investigation Discovery special A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates.

In 1993, a 16-year-old named Daniel Villegas confessed that he killed two people during a drive-by shooting. That same night, the teen recanted to a social worker.

But it was too late: The confession would follow him for the rest of his life. Although he had an alibi, Villegas was sentenced to life in prison.

Years later, businessman John Mimbela heard about the case and became instrumental in leading the charge to clear the teen's name.

Mimbela hired an attorney and rallied the El Paso community. In 2014, Villegas was granted a new trial.

Keith Morrison discovered this case in 2011, and for years has been digging for answers in order to unearth the truth about what really happened to Daniel Villegas.

In a new two-hour special, Morrison will explore the facts behind the double homicide — and Villegas' controversial confession.

Morrison interviewed family members and law enforcement, John Mimbela, and Daniel Villegas himself in order to find out the truth and to raise additional questions about crime, punishment, and American justice.

Morrison said of the project, “The Daniel Villegas story proves that a caring and determined outsider facing the longest of odds can ignite a community, work to restore a future once lost, and inspire love along the way.”

A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates premieres on Sunday, July 7 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery!

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