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The Prosecutors: A Year in the Life of a District Attorney's Office

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Depicting American justice at its best and worst, The Prosecutors lifts the lid off today's legal system with details that are more shocking and graphic than any television show or bestselling novel.

Allowed unprecedented access to spend a year inside an urban prosecutors' office, Gary Delsohn provides a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at how America's increasingly overburdened judicial system really functions. Seen through the eyes of the main characters in this true-life drama-John O'Mara, a tough, jaded homicide chief and Jan Scully, an accomplished former sex-crimes prosecutor who is now the D.A.-The Prosecutors shows us these dedicated public servants at work. The cases they encounter within this one year are as shocking as they are indelible:

* A simple robbery in Sacramento, California, goes bad and shatters a family forever.

* A serial killer is caught only after a nationwide manhunt.

* A well-respected doctor is accused of murdering his own daughter.

* A twenty-five-year-old cold case involving Patty Hearst and the SLA explodes and brings incredible pressure and scrutiny to the D.A.'s office.

* The son of a high-ranking California state prosecutor faces a possible death penalty for kidnap, rape,and murder.

The Prosecutors chronicles the real-life legal dramas that are waged daily in our courtrooms. It is a book that enlightens, educates, entertains, and even infuriates at times with the miscarriages of justice, but, ultimately, shows in stark detail the intricacies that make our legal system work.

Synopsis:

The Prosecutors chronicles the real-life legal dramas that are waged daily in our courtrooms. It is a book that enlightens, educates, entertains, and even infuriates at times with the miscarriages of justice, but, ultimately, shows in stark detail the intricacies that make our legal system work.

Synopsis:

Rick Brewer thought the robbery would be “easy in, easy out” when he rounded up a team to rob the Bread Store.  But when they arrived, there was no money, and Brewer shot employee Jason Frost three times at close range with a sawed-off Mossberg shotgun. 

John O’Mara, for twenty years the top prosecutor in Sacramento’s homicide division, must decide whether or not to seek the death penalty, and his team of prosecutors must fight for justice for the family and the state.

This case—and others that are just as shocking, including the case against Nikolay Soltys, the Ukranian émigré who slit the throat of his pregnant wife and then killed four members of his family, including his three-year-old son, and a high-profile case involving the SLA and Patty Hearst—is the subject of The Prosecutors, a graphic, behind-the-scenes look at how the criminal justice system really operates.

About the Author

Gary Delsohn is a senior writer for The Sacramento Bee.  A recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, he is a past Knight Fellow at Stanford University.  His work has been featured in Salon.com, The Denver Post, and the Denver Rocky Mountain News.

Table of Contents

The Prosecutors Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Easy In, Easy Out

Chapter 2: It's Going to Be a Tough Year

Chapter 3: I Want Twelve Americans

Chapter 4: Child Killer

Chapter 5: On with the Show

Chapter 6: Suspicious Story

Chapter 7: Southside Punks

Chapter 8: Dead Bang Winner

Chapter 9: Great Bodily Injury Resulting in Death

Chapter 10: Trial By Jury

Chapter 11: Kidnap, Rape, Murder, Justice

Chapter 12: Closing Arguements

Chapter 13: Serial Killer

Chapter 14: Doctor on Trial

Chapter 15: Major Participant

Chapter 16: Life or Death

Chapter 17: One Less Case

Chapter 18: L.A. Blues

Chapter 19: Decision Time

Chapter 20: Long Time Coming

Chapter 21: The Frosts

Chapter 22: Epilogue: The Sacramento District Attorney

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525947127
Author:
Delsohn, Gary
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Prosecution
Subject:
Public prosecutors
Subject:
General Law
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
2001]
Publication Date:
20040727
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.29x6.32x1.24 in. 1.44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Prosecutors chronicles the real-life legal dramas that are waged daily in our courtrooms. It is a book that enlightens, educates, entertains, and even infuriates at times with the miscarriages of justice, but, ultimately, shows in stark detail the intricacies that make our legal system work.
"Synopsis" by ,

Rick Brewer thought the robbery would be “easy in, easy out” when he rounded up a team to rob the Bread Store.  But when they arrived, there was no money, and Brewer shot employee Jason Frost three times at close range with a sawed-off Mossberg shotgun. 

John O’Mara, for twenty years the top prosecutor in Sacramento’s homicide division, must decide whether or not to seek the death penalty, and his team of prosecutors must fight for justice for the family and the state.

This case—and others that are just as shocking, including the case against Nikolay Soltys, the Ukranian émigré who slit the throat of his pregnant wife and then killed four members of his family, including his three-year-old son, and a high-profile case involving the SLA and Patty Hearst—is the subject of The Prosecutors, a graphic, behind-the-scenes look at how the criminal justice system really operates.

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