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The hermit of Eyton Forest: The fourteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael
The hermit of Eyton Forest: The fourteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael Ellis Peters 0747200378 9780747200376 From Americas foremost criminal defense lawyer and author of the bestselling How to Argue and Win Every Time comes this
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The hermit of Eyton Forest: The fourteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters

From Americas foremost criminal defense lawyer and author of the bestselling How to Argue and Win Every Time comes this riveting, true account of a trial that adeptly exposes the unrelenting power of the state, which so often crushes those -- guilty or innocent -- who come before the bar of justice. It could happen to you.When Sandy Jones and her teenage son were accused of murdering a real estate developer on their hardscrabble Oregon farm, the prosecution had an eyewitness to the shooting and a photograph of Sandy holding a smoking rifle. County officials kept Sandy in jail while they awaited the trial, despite ballistic evidence that strongly suggested she hadnt fired the fatal shot. The case erupted into an epic struggle between Sandy -- who was poor, different, and a woman -- and the good old boys of Lincoln County, Oregon, who held all the power.Though the Joneses guilt seemed eminently clear to the county and the prosecution, Gerry Spence, renowned for his work on the cases of Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge, took the case pro bono and the courtroom battle exploded into three years of intensely moving jury trials, recounted here from the record of the case. The Smoking Gun follows Gerry Spence through his passionate arguments with two different judges and two different prosecutorial teams, his exacting jury selection, his expert questioning of the witnesses, and his incredible rapport with the jury as he fights for the rights of Sandy and her son.With a superb sense of drama and an intimate knowledge of the court system, Spence highlights the pitfalls that every defendant faces, making The Smoking Gun extremely relevant today, when our rights are being eroded and when the average American, even if innocent, is hard-pressed to obtain a fair trial.

Author: Ellis Peters

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 224

Publisher: Headline

Publication Date: 1987-01-01

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ISBN: 0747200378


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