Annotations for Innocent Man : Murder and Injustice in a Small Town


Baker & Taylor
Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown.

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Baker & Taylor
The best-selling author of The Last Juror, The Runaway Jury, A Time to Kill, and other tales of legal suspense presents his first work of nonfiction, in a compelling real-life legal thriller that follows the case of Ron Williamson, an aspiring ballplayer convicted of murder in a case tainted by lies and manufactured evidence. Reprint.

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Random House, Inc.
In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron's home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death--in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man's already broken lifeā€¦and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham's first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence--a book no American can afford to miss.


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