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May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment
May God Have Mercy A True Story of Crime and Punishment
Author: John C. Tucker
A murder mystery that provides a chilling and heartbreaking glimpse into the workings of justice in the United States. Was Roger Coleman a cold-blooded murderer? or the victim of a judicial system that cares more about procedural guidelines than guilt and innocence? "The courts have so far failed Coleman miserably. . . . With so many questions...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393040326
ISBN-10: 0393040321
Publication Date: 9/1997
Pages: 358
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Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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If you only examined the case from the author's viewpoint you would think his execution was a gross miscarriage of justice. DNA tests have confirmed the guilt of a Roger Coleman. He proclaimed he was innocent of murder and rape even as he was strapped into the electric chair and executed more than a decade ago. The results stunned and disappointed those who have fought a 25-year crusade to prove that Roger K. Coleman was innocent. They also dashed hopes among death penalty foes that the case would catalyze opposition to capital punishment across the country. The tests show there is a one in 19 million chance that semen found on the victim's body belonged to someone other than Roger Coleman. As fiction, it would have been a good read. Unfortunately, this is nonfiction and misses the mark.
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Interesting case study. New info has come to light since the publication of this book.
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