The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Innocent Man Murder and Injustice in a Small Town - Audio CD - Abridged Author:John Grisham, Dennis Boutsikaris (Narrator) 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 waitres... more »s 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 book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris, Abridged, 5 cds, 6 hours« less
Colin F. (GoBlueInGa) reviewed The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town (Audio CD) (Abridged) on
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One of the most frightening books. While the central case is sad, the ancilary injustices cited show how unjust our legal system can when citizens do not get involved and simply take the police at their word.