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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (Hardcover)
From the Paperback edition.
In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland As, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory.
Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habitsdrinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa.
In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder.
With no physical evidence, the prosecutions case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row.
If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
|Genre||SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology|
|Publisher Date||2006-10-10 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||1.45 lb|
|Subtitle||Murder and Injustice in a Small Town|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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The Innocent Man, to me is not Mr. Grishem's best work. Kind of lengthy at times, and the main story is inflicted with several other stories. Understandabley so, however, John is making a point about the ineptness of the Oklahoma judicial system. Overall, the book was good, but I won't read it again. The service by Overstock.com was impeccable. I will certainly shop here again, between the shipping bargain and the association with Upromise, Overstock.com has become my favorite shopping site.Read More
if you are a fan of John Grisham you will like this one to add to your collection.Read More
Great book about crouption in a small town. But then what else would you excpect from John Grisham.....Read More
This book was one of the best True Crime stories I've ever read. It will certainly make you think about the criminal justice system and the mental health treatments in this country. Mr. Williamson & Mr. Fritz were railroaded by the City of Ada police department. Thank goodness justice finally prevailed for them, but what a price they both paid.Read More
Even though this is out of his genre he has written another great book. What can I say other than I'm glad he is writing and not practicing law. I always look forward to the next one from him.Read More
Tough to get through, love his books, but he should stick to fiction.Read More
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Christmas present for my husband, he loves John's books.
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