Death of Innocents An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions

ISBN-10: 0679759484

ISBN-13: 9780679759485

Edition: N/A

Authors: Helen Prejean
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Description: From the author of the national bestseller "Dead Man Walking "comes a brave and fiercely argued new book that tests the moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we're executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O'Dell. Both were convicted of murder on flimsy evidence (O'Dell's principal accuser was a jailhouse informant who later recanted his testimony). Both were executed in spite of numerous appeals. Sister Helen Prejean watched both of them die. As she recounts these men's cases and takes us through their terrible last moments, Prejean brilliantly dismantles the legal and religious arguments that have been used to justify the death penalty. Riveting, moving, and ultimately damning, "The Death of Innocents" is a book we dare not ignore.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Dobie Gillis Williams
Joseph O'Dell
The Machinery of Death
The Death of Innocence
Epilogue
Author's Note on Resources
Notes
Index
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