The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man

Murder and Injustice in A Small Town

Audiobook CD - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2006
ISBN: 9780739340486
0739340484
Branch Call Number: CDA 345.766025 GRI
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wasson, Craig

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Aug 16, 2011

I enjoyed it. 7 of 10 for me.

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