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The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man
 

When Ron Williamson left to pursue his dreams he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll, and he returned to Ada a lonely drifter. Soon after his homecoming, a local cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. With no immediate lead... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781407059099
Barcode 9781407059099
Published 21 April 2010 by Random House
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Grisham, John
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ISBN-13 9781407059099
ISBN-10 1407059092
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Cornerstone Digital
Publication Date 21 April 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Grisham, John
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Crime
Social Sciences
Crime & Criminology
Law
Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct
English legal system: police procedures
English law: criminal law
English criminal law: political & other offences
Scots law: criminal law
EU law: criminal
Criminal Law
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 364.1523092
Catalogue Code 557218

Description of this Electronic Book

The unputdownable true story of a man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit by the master of the legal thriller! 'Chilling Because It's True' - The TimesJohn Grisham's first work of non-fiction is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet.In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, 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 - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa.In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder.With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse 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 book 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review horrifying, but gripping

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Author's Bio

John Grisham is the author of eighteen bestselling novels. He lives with his family in Virginia and Mississipi.

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