Category: True Crime

  • Download Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully by Laura Caldwell PDF

    By Laura Caldwell

    Recalling the nice muckrakers of the prior, an outraged crew of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the failures of wrongful convictions.

    Wrongful convictions, lengthy considered as statistical anomalies in an differently sound justice approach, now look with scary regularity. yet few humans comprehend simply how or why they ensue and, extra very important, the immeasurable outcomes that regularly hang-out the fortunate few who're acquitted, years when they are confirmed innocent.

    Now, during this groundbreaking anthology, fourteen exonerated inmates narrate their tales to a roster of high-profile secret and mystery writers―including Lee baby, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke and S. J. Rozan―while one other exoneree’s case is explored in a formerly unpublished essay by means of mythical playwright Arthur Miller. An brilliant and targeted collaboration, those stories undergo witness to the really good tales of blameless women and men who have been convicted of great crimes and solid into the maw of an unlimited and deeply wrong American legal justice procedure prior to finally, and miraculously, being exonerated.

    Introduced by means of best-selling authors Scott Turow and Barry Scheck, those grasp storytellers catch the tragedy of wrongful convictions as by no means earlier than and problem readers to confront the constraints and vicious realities of the yankee felony justice method. Lee baby tells of Kirk Bloodsworth, who obsessively examine the burgeoning box of DNA trying out, carefully hoping that it held the main to his acquittal―until he ultimately turned the 1st individual to be exonerated from dying row in keeping with DNA facts. pass judgement on John Sheldon and writer Gayle Lynds crew as much as percentage Audrey Edmunds’s adventure elevating her young ones lengthy distance from her felony phone. And exoneree Gloria Killian recounts to S. J. Rozan her trip from that fateful "knock at the door" and the preliminary surprise of accusation to the scars she includes today.

    Together, the strong tales amassed in the Anatomy of Innocence aspect each element of the adventure of wrongful conviction, in addition to the amazing depths of persistence sustained by means of every one exoneree who by no means misplaced hope.

    24 images
    Show description

  • Download The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer by Steven G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth PDF

    By Steven G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth

    Ted Bundy used to be America's first big name serial killer, and probably the most chilling enigmas in felony heritage. good-looking, boyish and well-spoken, a legislations scholar with brilliant political customers, Bundy used to be additionally a predator and sexual deviant who murdered and mutilated at the least thirty younger ladies and ladies, lots of them collage coeds yet a minimum of as younger as twelve.

    Show description

  • Download Fraud Examination by W. Steve Albrecht PDF

    By W. Steve Albrecht

    Discover ways to establish, discover, examine, and stop monetary fraud with the most recent version of FRAUD exam, 4E. learn and comprehend the character of fraud research this present day with memorable company examples and diverse genuine fraud circumstances to make sure your realizing of modern day most crucial fraud innovations. learn the various different types of fraud--from tax fraud and e-business fraud, to patron fraud--and evaluate criminal innovations for sufferers of fraud. major new dialogue familiarizes scholars with forensic research. all through this version, expertise is more and more used to complete fraud and used to observe fraud.
    Show description

  • Download Nicholas Van Hoogstraten. Blood and Retribution by Mike Walsh PDF

    By Mike Walsh

    Nicholas van Hoogstraten is a super-rich company guy whose ruthless exploits have stored his identify within the headlines for 30 years. such a lot lately, he was once discovered accountable of the manslaughter of industrial affiliate Mohammed Sabir Raja, who was once stabbed 5 occasions and shot at point-blank variety by way of hitmen despatched via Hoogstraten. This was once the fruits of a profession of wreaking vengeance on a person who dared get in his means. In construction an enormous fortune, he secretly associated up with some of the most scary gangsters in Britain, with a vicious regime in Africa and, based on a few, collusions with the Mafia. He hired thugs to bomb the house of a guy who owed him funds. He despatched a gang to terrorise an previous people's domestic. He was once suspected of involvement in an arson assault which killed 5 party-goers. He threatened neighbors and competitors - even judges - with loss of life. This e-book unearths the true Van Hoogstraten: his existence, his ladies, his riches and what precisely has made one guy so feared.

    Show description

  • Download Lipstick And Blood by John Kearney PDF

    By John Kearney

    <CENTER>4-Sided Love Triangle</CENTER>

    Michelle Hetzel, Keary Renner, and Devon Guzman have been 3 highschool ladies who shared a mystery: their lesbian wants. After highschool, Michelle married Brandon Bloss, 25, whereas Keary and Devon lived jointly. Michelle used her husband's bank card to finance a visit for herself and Devon to the island of St. Croix, the place they have been secretly wed. again domestic in Easton, Pennsylvania, on an evening in June 2000, Devon broke up with Michelle, and a sequence of violent quarrels ensued one of the foursome. the following day, Devon used to be came upon lifeless in her vehicle.

    <CENTER>Geometry Of Murder</CENTER>

    Devon's dying was once homicide made to appear like suicide. Her throat were reduce transparent via to the backbone. Who used to be the killer? Keary Renner have been bodily abusive to Devon of their dating. Michelle was once livid at being rejected by means of Devon. And Brandon Bloss sought after his spouse to stick devoted to...
    Show description

  • Download 99 Months. The Case of the Sydney Double Murders by Ram Tiwary PDF

    By Ram Tiwary

    On 15 September 2003, Singaporean scholars on the collage of recent South Wales in Sydney, Tony Tan Poh Chuan and Tay Chow Lyang, have been brutally murdered of their condo. greater than 8 months later, their housemate and fellow Singaporean, Ram Tiwary, was once arrested for his or her murders. even though Ram proclaimed innocence, he used to be came across in charge in 2006 and sentenced to existence imprisonment. A profitable attraction overturned the conviction and offered him a retrial, which additionally led to a accountable verdict in 2009. yet simply days after the second one attraction in 2012, the hot South Wales courtroom of felony attraction overturned the 2009 conviction and acquitted him. He used to be published after spending ninety nine months in greatest defense prison. What occurred within the court docket that forced the main senior judges within the kingdom to overturn homicide convictions inside of an afternoon of the hearings? From the police claims of 'losing' proof from proof safes, revelations within the court docket that the DPP had hidden...

    Show description

  • Download Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court by Shon Hopwood, Dennis Burke PDF

    By Shon Hopwood, Dennis Burke

    Legislation guy is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the tale of a tender financial institution robber who grew to become the best jailhouse attorney in American background, and who replaced not only his personal existence, however the lives of everybody round him.

    Shon Hopwood used to be a great child from a superb Nebraskan relatives, a small-town basketball famous person whose mom and dad had all started a neighborhood church. Few who knew him as a pleasant youngster could have imagined that, almost immediately after returning domestic from the army, he’d be adrift with few clients and plotting to rob a financial institution. yet rob he did, committing 5 heists ahead of being apprehended.

    Only twenty 3 and very likely dealing with twelve years in Illinois’ Pekin Federal felony, Shon feared his existence used to be already over. He’d shamed himself and his loving friends and family, and part of him desired to die. He wasn’t convinced first and foremost if he’d live to tell the tale the legal gangs, yet slowly glimmers of desire seemed. He earned a few recognize at the criminal basketball courtroom, got a gradual move of letters from fatherland good wishers, together with a be aware from a unique lady whom he’d idea too appealing to ever pay him observe – and, such a lot crucially, he secured a role within the felony legislations library.

    It was once an project that will end up his salvation.

    Poring over the library’s thick felony volumes, Shon chanced on that he had a knack for the legislations, and he quickly grew to become the go-to man for inmates looking aid. Then got here a request to jot down a posh petition to the preferrred courtroom – a high-wire act of jailhouse lawyering that had by no means sooner than met with luck.

    By the time Shon walked out of Pekin criminal he’d pulled off a chain of felony miracles, earned the timeless gratitude of various inmates, received the girl of his goals, and outfitted a brand new existence for himself some distance more than whatever he can have imagined.

    A tale that combines moments of high-adrenaline with others of deep poignancy, legislations guy is a strong reminder that even the worst error could be redeemed via religion, labor and the affection and aid of others.
    Show description

  • Download Meet Me For Murder by Don Lasseter PDF

    By Don Lasseter

    An Aspiring Model

    Hopeful good looks Kristi Johnson, 21, inspiration she was once auditioning to version for a James Bond advertising. Following the instructions of the fellow who approached her in a shopping center, she drove to a mansion within the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels.

    A Hollywood Casting Couch

    Weeks later, Kristi's physique used to be ultimately photographed—by the county coroner. Her in part clad physique were chanced on on a slope off Skyline force. now not one iota of forensic proof used to be recovered. All investigators had used to be one other Hollywood dream long gone nightmare.

    A court docket Drama

    But what gave the look of a useless finish quickly discovered its fortunate holiday. Responding to information studies approximately Kristi's homicide, calls from ladies got here pouring in—all of them sufferers of bogus modeling gigs. One composite comic strip later, Victor Paleologus, forty, already on parole for sexual attack, used to be taken in custody. midway via his sensational trial, Paleologus stunned...

    Show description