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May God Have Mercy : a True Story of Crime and Punishment (97 Edition)

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In some states by law, in others by tradition, judges imposing a sentence of death complete the grim ritual with the words "May God have mercy on your soul."

In 1982, in Grundy, Virginia, a young miner named Roger Coleman was sentenced to death for the murder of his sister-in-law. Ten years later, the sentence was carried out, despite the extraordinary efforts of Kitty Behan, a brilliant and dedicated young lawyer who devoted two years of her life to gathering evidence of Coleman's innocence, evidence so compelling that media around the world came to question the verdict. The courts, ruling on technicalities, refused to hear the new evidence and witnesses. Finally, the governor of Virginia ordered a lie-detector test to be administered on the morning of Coleman's scheduled execution, and in a chair that to Coleman surely looked like nothing so much as an electric chair.

In John Tucker's telling, this story is an emotional and unforgettable roller-coaster ride from the awful night of the crime to the equally awful night of the execution. Perhaps it was not Roger Coleman whose soul was in need of God's mercy, but the judges, prosecutors, and politicians who procured his death.

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In the tradition of "A Civil Action", this impossible-to-put-down, fast-paced nonfiction legal thriller offers a swift, engrossing read with a no-holds-barred ending.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385332941
Author:
Tucker, John C.
Publisher:
Delta
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Capital punishment
Subject:
Capital punishment -- Virginia -- Case studies.
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.97x5.25x.80 in. .67 lbs.

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