The innocent man [murder and injustice in a small town]
|Format:||Book on CD 2006|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 6 copies|
The story of Ron Williamson's prosecution for rape and murder and how some people think that he was unjustly tried. He was ultimately sent to death row and Grisham warns: If you believe that in America you are innocent until prove guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the deal penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
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 book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.
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Williamson, Ronald Keith,
-- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- Oklahoma.
Judicial error -- Oklahoma.
Capital punishment -- Oklahoma.
|Publisher|| New York :Random House Audio,2006
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Subtitle from container.
5 audio discs (6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.