When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A's in 1971, 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 habits. He moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada ...
When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A's in 1971, 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 habits. He moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were arrested and charged with capital murder. The prosecution's 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 audiobook will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this audiobook will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this audiobook will infuriate you.
Good. 10 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. Some shelf wear and library marking. Ae will take the time to polish each individual CD for you to promote a clear listening experience. Enjoy this worthwhile AUDIO CD performance.
Good in good dust jacket. 10 CDs in clamshell. Audience: General/trade. 10 AUDIO CDS polished for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking to the box and the CDs. The CDs are in individual sleeves protected and clear sounding. We will make sure to the clean the CDs. In this way you will be able to have a smooth listening experience.
Quite interesting in how to convict an innocent person then take forever to get back to court and reverse the decision
Jan 15, 2010
Its a very good read pays attention to details and is easy to follow.
Apr 16, 2009
Not a Who Done it
Who done it in this true story is almost beside the point. The mystery is how could the small town cops and district attorney be so dense as to not understand that they're sending an innocent man to prison. But this is mystery enough to make the story well worth reading.
Aug 27, 2008
ONE TO THINK ABOUT
NO MATTER YOUR OPINION ON THE FAIRNESS OF THE JUDICAL SYSTEM, THIS BOOK TELLS A GRIPPING TALE. IT'S ABOUT GUILT OR INNOCENCE, RIGHT OR WRONG. AMAZING, AND TRUE.
May 21, 2008
Sad but True
This is one of the best of John Grisham's books - maybe because it is true. Since so many persons have been exonerated from death row since the development of DNA testing, you wonder how many other people have been put to death unjustly. It makes a good argument against the death penalty and the sad state of justice in the world.
For anyone who supports the death penalty it's a must read.
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