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Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner

Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong
Title
Anatomy of injustice
Title remainder
a murder case gone wrong
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Bonner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left an innocent man facing execution. At the age of twenty-three, Edward Lee Elmore, a black man, was arrested after the body of a white widow was found, brutally beaten, in the closet of her home. Elmore was an unlikely killer: semiliterate, mentally retarded with a fifth-grade education, gentle and loving with his family. His connection to the victim was minimal, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. The author gives us an exhaustive account of the particulars of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, inept defense lawyers, and injustice in Elmore's case, which, the author makes clear, occur in courts throughout America. He carefully examines each stage of the initial trial, jury selection, the role of the lawyers and judge, the appeal process, and introduces us to the spirited young female lawyer who, for two decades, fought to get Elmore a fair trial. It is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly vehement debate about justice and inequality
Dewey number
345.757/02523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Rush to Judgment. Greenwood, South Carolina, 1982 -- Speedy trial -- Replay -- Innonence is Not Enough. Diana -- The intern and the neighbor -- Innocence is not enough -- The search for Item T -- Digging up the past -- One hair -- Digging up the dead -- Bizarre -- Denouement
Control code
ocn729225475
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 298 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307700216
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011023515
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)729225475
Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Rush to Judgment. Greenwood, South Carolina, 1982 -- Speedy trial -- Replay -- Innonence is Not Enough. Diana -- The intern and the neighbor -- Innocence is not enough -- The search for Item T -- Digging up the past -- One hair -- Digging up the dead -- Bizarre -- Denouement
Control code
ocn729225475
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 298 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307700216
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011023515
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)729225475

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