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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction; this time he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms. In jail Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law available in the prison library. When he stumbled across the first use (in England) of genetic fingerprinting, he persuaded a new lawyer to try for the then innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in the country, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

Bloodsworth exposes the details of inevitable human error in a capital murder case and in a legal system gone awry. And it tells the story of how one man, through dogged tenacity and courage, saved his own life and the lives of many other innocent men on death row.

This is a page-turner of a book that will move hearts and change minds.

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Marylands gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

Synopsis:

Convicted in 1984 of the murder of a young girl, Kirk Bloodsworth was sentenced to death. Proclaiming his innocence from the beginning, Bloodsworth spent nine years on Maryland's death row before being vindicated by then-innovative DNA evidence.

About the Author

Tim Junkin is a lawyer and an award-winning novelist who lives in Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565125148
Author:
Junkin, Tim
Publisher:
Shannon Ravenel Books
Subject:
Forensic Science
Subject:
Death row inmates
Subject:
DNA fingerprinting.
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
True Crime : General
Subject:
Bloodsworth, Kirk Noble
Subject:
Death row inmates - Maryland
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Shannon Ravenel Books
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.96 x 5 x 0.77 in 1 lb

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Marylands gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

"Synopsis" by , Convicted in 1984 of the murder of a young girl, Kirk Bloodsworth was sentenced to death. Proclaiming his innocence from the beginning, Bloodsworth spent nine years on Maryland's death row before being vindicated by then-innovative DNA evidence.
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