By Raymond Bonner
From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping tale of a grievously mishandled homicide case that placed a twenty-three-year-old guy on demise row.
In January 1982, an aged white widow used to be came upon brutally murdered within the small city of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police instantly arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black guy without earlier legal checklist. His merely connection to the sufferer was once having wiped clean her gutters and home windows, yet slightly 90 days after the victim's physique used to be chanced on, he was once attempted, convicted, and sentenced to death.
Elmore were on dying row for 11 years whilst a tender lawyer named Diana Holt first realized of his case. With the exemplary ethical dedication and tenacious research that experience uncommon his reporting profession, Bonner follows Holt's conflict to avoid wasting Elmore's lifestyles and exhibits us how his case is a textbook instance of what can get it wrong within the American justice process. relocating, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is an important contribution to our nation's ongoing, more and more very important debate approximately inequality and the demise penalty.
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