State of Alabama vs. Brittany Smith: Release date, synopsis, trailer & more

‘State of Alabama vs. Brittany Smith’ is a documentary that sheds light on the titular woman who was jailed for murdering a man she claimed raped her.

Release date

The documentary will release on November 10 on Netflix


Directed by Ryan White

Produced by Jessica Hargrave


“This documentary tells the harrowing story of a woman trying to use Alabama’s Stand Your Ground law after killing a man she says brutally attacked her.”

Other details

According to the aforementioned law, “A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and is any place where he or she has the right to be, has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground”.

Brittany Smith had testified in court that a man named Todd Smith was holding her brother, Chris McCallie, in a headlock and threatened to kill both of them. This is when she shot him to out of fear for their lives. The mad had allegedly attacked and raped Smith earlier in her home.

Smith was found guilty of murder and was sentenced to 20 years in jail. She was eventually released after receiving credit for time spent in prison awaiting trial.


Brittany and her family question the authorities as she is jailed for killing a dangerous man who endangered her life. There are interviews from family members and friends who give more context to the series of events.

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