The Smoking Gun : Day by Day Through a Shocking Murder Trial with Gerry Spence
The Smoking Gun Day by Day Through a Shocking Murder Trial with Gerry Spence Author:Gerry Spence The prosecutor had a photograph that showed defendant Sandy Jones with a smoking gun in her hands. And the prosecutor had an eyewitness who said she saw Sandy Jones shoot the man the instant the photograph was taken. But did Sandy Jones actually commit murder? The Smoking Gun is a true story, a murder mystery that takes you inside the ... more »actual trial. Famed defense attorney Gerry Spence invites you behind the scenes, into the judge's chambers, and into the conversations that formed the strategies for each day of the trial until the truth is revealed: Whose smoking gun really did the killing? How does the justice system really work? The Smoking Gun is a searing firsthand indictment of the law and the good old boys who wield its power.« less
A stunning, intricate courtroom battle lasting years. Really picks up the pace about a third of the way through.
"Here, Spence recounts in chilling detail the case against a poor mother and her son, both accused of murder in Oregon...Spence agrees to join the defense team pro bono...
We have the privilege of getting inside Spence's head, from the heartfelt compassion for his client to the analysis of the evidence to his clear disdain for many aspects of our legal system, especially how the accused is treated as guilty until proven innocent. A true maverick, Spence is someone you'd want on your side." amazon review