The Innocent Man
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In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.
Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence—a book no American can afford to miss.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.
Being from royal. Oklahoma this was a great book and a great depiction of the true story! I highly recommend this book for any of you who like murder mystery based on a true story.
The Innocent man
This book was hard , but I couldn't put it down : I find this to be such an injustice !!
What an amazing story!!! A real eye opener!!! Thank you for sharing this!!!