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The Mitchell family’s murders

A look at San Francisco’s notorious pornographers, Mitchell brothers Jim and Artie, their rise to fame and the murders that shattered two generations of the Mitchell family.

The Mitchell family’s murders

Two brothers–Artie and Jim Mitchell–had created a booming porn business in 1970s LA. But success came with problems, and on February 27, 1991, Jim shot Artie after an argument. A computer simulation video, breakthrough technology at the time, helped sway the jury to convict Jim.

VIDEO: Growing Up in the Porn Industry

Liberty Bradford Mitchell, daughter of notorious Porn mogul Artie Mitchell, talks about what it was like being the daughter of Artie Mitchell, who was murdered by his brother Jim, and what it was like growing up around porn.

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