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Double Jeopardy

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Publisher Comments:

In America, it is illegal to prosecute a person for the same crime, no matter what the circumstances. It is a law intended to protect the innocent from unfair harassment and persecution.

But sometimes it protects the guilty as well.

Guilty As Sin

The circumstantial evidence against southern businessman Mel Ignatow was solid — effectively damning him for the savage 1988 sex torture/slaying of his former girlfriend, Brenda Schaefer. There was motive, unimpeachable forensic evidence . . . even testimony from an eyewitness who took photographs of the gruesome, horrific crime. But in a Kentucky courtroom, frustration, ignorance, incompetence and fate pulled a supposedly open-and-shut case in shocking, unexpected directions — and tied the concept of American justice into knots that might never be undone.

Synopsis:

Found not guilty because of lack of evidence, Mel Ignatow was acquitted of the crime of killing his ex-fiance, Brenda Schaefer. Later, when incriminating evidence was discovered, he knew he could not be tried again because the Fifth Amendment forbids "double jeopardy". Journalist Hill tells this shocking story of justice denied. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380721924
Author:
Hill, Bob
Publisher:
Avon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Trial Practice
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Double jeopardy
Subject:
Murder -- Kentucky -- Case studies.
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
General True Crime
Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Series Volume:
5J96-09
Publication Date:
19961001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.94x4.36x1.06 in. .44 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Crime » General

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Product details 384 pages Avon Books - English 9780380721924 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Found not guilty because of lack of evidence, Mel Ignatow was acquitted of the crime of killing his ex-fiance, Brenda Schaefer. Later, when incriminating evidence was discovered, he knew he could not be tried again because the Fifth Amendment forbids "double jeopardy". Journalist Hill tells this shocking story of justice denied. Photos.
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