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Alcatraz Justice: The Rocks Most Famous Murder Trial
Alcatraz Justice: The Rocks Most Famous Murder Trial Ernest B. Lageson Jr. 0887394086 9780887394089 In May of 1946, Alcatraz was rocked by the most sensational and bloody escape attempt in the islands history Six convicts obtained guns and took nine
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Alcatraz Justice: The Rocks Most Famous Murder Trial by Ernest B. Lageson Jr.

In May of 1946, Alcatraz was rocked by the most sensational and bloody escape attempt in the islands history Six convicts obtained guns and took nine guards hostage, one of whom was the authors father. Before the uprising was quelled, two guards and three prisoners lay dead and fifteen officers had been wounded.<P>Drawing from his background as a litigation attorney with thirty-five years of jury trial experience, Ernest Lageson gives life to the drama played out after the crime. Presiding over the trial was a judge who, it could be argued, was prejudicial in favor of the prosecution, and who berated one young defense attorney mercilessly in front of the jury The most experienced of the defense team was ill-prepared and self-aggrandizing with the press. One of the defendants was severely mentally challenged and had been diagnosed as schizophrenic. In a dramatic, four-week courtroom battle, the surviving insurgents were found guilty of first-degree murder.

Author: Ernest B. Lageson Jr.

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Creative Arts Book Co

Publication Date: 2002-05-01

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