The Wrong Man is the dramatic story of Michael Mello's twenty-year-long fight to save Spaziano from being executed for crimes he didn't commit. In a gripping personal account Mello, a well-known author, activist, and legal commentator, describes the ins and outs of this case and the extremes to which he was driven by it. In his desperation to halt ...
The Wrong Man is the dramatic story of Michael Mello's twenty-year-long fight to save Spaziano from being executed for crimes he didn't commit. In a gripping personal account Mello, a well-known author, activist, and legal commentator, describes the ins and outs of this case and the extremes to which he was driven by it. In his desperation to halt this miscarriage of justice, Mello broke ethical and procedural rules, faced possible contempt charges and disbarment proceedings, and gave up hope of ever practicing law in Florida again. Among his unconventional measures was to involve the Miami Herald, which eventually published an investigative piece exposing the fundamental unfairness of Spaziano's sentence, an article that was instrumental in turning the tide of public opinion and bringing the case to the attention of the national media. More than an account of a single, notorious death penalty case, The Wrong Man is an indictment of capital punishment and the criminal justice system -- a fascinating first-person narrative about death penalty legal work and a detailed account of how the justice system often fails to deliver justice. Ultimately Mello offers compelling proof of the following sad reality: wrongful convictions can easily occur, and innocent people are sentenced to death and executed in America.
Good with no dust jacket. 0816637830. C-Cover has moderate wear and a crease in back. Last 30 pages have the same crease. Clean text and strong binding. Over 40 pages of more info in appendices. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 563 pages.
Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Good solid ex-library book with the usual stamps, numbers & plastic over the cover. Plastic shows scuffing wear. Pages are free of writing & tight with a few smudge marks and corner, edge & bent corner wear. Outside edge of pages has some dirt & smudge wear.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0816637830. Hardcover with dustjacket, first printing as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page, "the dramatic story of Michael Mello's twenty-year fight to save 'Carzy Joe' Spaziano, a member of a widely feared motorcycle gang, from execution for a murder he didn't commit, " book has some moderate rubbing to the cover, the binding is tight and square and the contents are fine, the jacket has a small amount of wear at the corners, it is clean and attractive overall and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included; 586 pages.
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