Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons ...

Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA 2004, Shannon Ravenel Books

ISBN-13: 9781565124196

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