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Angels of Death (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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ISBN13: 9780312985233
ISBN10: 0312985231
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The Accused: 13-year-old Derek King and his 12-year-old brother, Alex, Sunday school students with choirboy looks.

After midnight on November 26, 2001, someone bludgeoned Terry King to death while he slept, and set his Florida home afire. By the time the firefighters extinguished the blaze, King's sons, Alex, 12, and Derek, 13, were at the home of their forty-year-old friend, Ricky Chavis, a convicted child-molester. By the next afternoon, following confessions, both boys were charged as adults in their father's slaying. Chavis was tried separately for the same crime-incredibly by the same attorney who would prosecute Alex and Derek, and argue two contradictory theories.

The Victim: Their own father.

When Alex divulged his sexual relationship with Chavis, the trial took a sensational turn. So did Alex and Derek, who recanted their confession and blamed Chavis to no avail. A jury convicted the boys of second-degree murder, but the judge threw the verdict out. Chavis was acquitted. But the case wasn't over. As more disturbing revelations came to light, as criminal motives became more complex, and as the line between guilt and innocence was crossed, a stunned nation watched in disbelief to learn the ultimate fate of the...Angels of Death.

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The sensational true story of Alex and Derek King, young Florida brothers charged as adults with the 2001 bludgeoning death of their father, Terry King, and the trial that followed. Original.

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Terry King was bludgeoned to death while he slept, and his Florida home set afire. By morning, following their confessions, his two sons were charged as adults in their father's slaying. But this startling story doesn't end there...

About the Author

For the last twenty years, Gary C. King has been one of America's foremost crime writers. Over 400 of his stories have appeared in crime magazines across the United States, Canada, and England, including True Detective, Official Detective, Inside Detective, Front Page Detective, and Master Detective. His books Web of Deceit, Driven to Kill (which was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25) and Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer were chosen as a featured selection of the True Crime Book Club. He is also the author of Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance, co-written with Don Lasseter, An Early Grave, The Texas 7, and Murder in Hollywood. A full-time writer, Mr. King is an active member of The Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and two daughters.

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bookworm79, August 16, 2006 (view all comments by bookworm79)
Angels of Death paints the twisted story story of an unimaginable crime in small town USA, the true story of two small boys who came to hate there father so much that they murdered him and then set the family home alight in order to cover there crime is a tragedy of immense preportions. A story that should never have needed to be told about a crime that never should have happened.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312985233
Publisher:
St. Martin's True Crime
Location:
New York
Author:
King, Gary C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Homicide
Subject:
Murder - General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's True Crime Library
Series Volume:
191
Publication Date:
20030915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus 8 pages of black-and-white photogra
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 0.625 in

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Product details 256 pages St. Martin's True Crime Classics - English 9780312985233 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The sensational true story of Alex and Derek King, young Florida brothers charged as adults with the 2001 bludgeoning death of their father, Terry King, and the trial that followed. Original.
"Synopsis" by , Terry King was bludgeoned to death while he slept, and his Florida home set afire. By morning, following their confessions, his two sons were charged as adults in their father's slaying. But this startling story doesn't end there...
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