The Resource The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town, John Grisham

The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town, John Grisham

Label
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town
Title
The innocent man
Title remainder
murder and injustice in a small town
Statement of responsibility
John Grisham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 twenty 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 jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row
Cataloging source
ABG
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Grisham, John
Dewey number
345.766/02523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF224.W5535
LC item number
G75 2006ab
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Williamson, Ronald Keith
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Judicial error
  • Capital punishment
  • Large type books
  • Cpital punishment
Label
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town, John Grisham
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Doubleday Large Print Home Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (643 pages (large print), [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035717447
Label
The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town, John Grisham
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Doubleday Large Print Home Library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (643 pages (large print), [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035717447

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