Atlantic highlights local filmmakers' video about Witman case


The Atlantic website this week is featuring a video made by local filmmakers about the Witmans, the New Freedom couple whose son Zachary was convicted in the 1998 murder of his brother, Greg.

A short documentary by York County native Joe Lee, and current York residents Greg Timmons and Nikolas Diener looked into the lives of Ron and Sue Witman, who maintain Zachary's innocence.

The trio, along with Philadelphia documentarian Shannon Sun-Higgenson, is working on a "Serial"-style video series further exploring the case, which dominated York County headlines in the late '90s and early 2000s.

The Atlantic picked up the video as part of a curated "editors' picks" series they're running highlighting short films, according to the site.