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Williamson, Ronald Keith 1953-2004

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Works: 29 works in 136 publications in 17 languages and 11,556 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Case studies  Detective and mystery stories  Fiction 
Classifications: KF224.W5535, 345.76602523
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Publications about Ronald Keith Williamson
Most widely held works about Ronald Keith Williamson
    The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Book )
    50 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 7,106 libraries worldwide
    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits-- drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you
    The innocent man [murder and injustice in a small town] by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
    39 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,386 libraries worldwide
    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
    Journey toward justice by Dennis Fritz( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
    Dennis Fritz was an ordinary middle-aged man leading an ordinary life, when, on May 8, 1987, he was on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. An overzealous prosecutor bent on winning relied on flimsy circumstantial evidence and Dennis was convicted and sentenced to life in prison while his co-defendant, Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to death. After twelve years of incarceration, with the help of Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project, and DNA testing, Dennis and Ronnie were exonerated and the real killer is found guilty. On April 15, 1999, Dennis and Ronnie walk free from prison
    El proyecto Williamson by John Grisham( Book )
    10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 278 libraries worldwide
    Basándose en una historia real, John Grisham se adentra en la vida de un hombre condenado injustamente a la pena de muerte: Ronald Keith Williamson, acusado del asesinato de una mujer. Tras doce años de prisión, sus abogados lograron demostrar su inocencia cinco días antes de la fecha en que debía ser ajusticiado.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
    De gevangene by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 81 libraries worldwide
    Waargebeurd verhaal over een strafproces in de Verenigde Staten, waarbij vier mannen wegens twee moorden op jonge vrouwen tot de doodstraf werden veroordeeld, terwijl het bewijsmateriaal hun onschuld overtuigend aantoonde
    Wu gu zhi ren : xiao zhen yuan an ji shi by John Grisham( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 39 libraries worldwide
    Nevinovnyĭ by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in Russian and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction
    Niewinny by John Grisham( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in Polish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
    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
    Inosent'ŭ maen = the innocent man by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 17 libraries worldwide
    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
    <> by John Grisham( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 14 libraries worldwide
    Innocente : una storia vera by John Grisham( Book )
    4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 11 libraries worldwide
    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits-- drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you
    L'accusé by John Grisham( Book )
    2 editions published in 2007 in French and English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
    Rrun fait divers, Grisham démonte la mécanique policière et judiciaire qui a conduit un innocent jusqu'au couloir de la mort. En 1982, Debbie Carter est violée et assassinée. Les indices conduisent à un ancien ami de lycée, mais c'est Williamson, un ancien joueur de base-ball devenu alcoolique, qui sera arrêté et condamné 5 ans plus tard. L'usage des tests ADN se répand et 12 ans plus tard
    O inocente : uma história real de crime e injustiçia by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in Portuguese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
    John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits-- drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you
    The innocent man murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
    Ronald williamson was a hero when a young man in his home town of Ada, Oklahoma. A talented baseball player, he excelled at college and was set to become a national sports star when injury wrecked his career. This is the true story of failed dreams, madness, rape and murder, a death sentence and a twelve-year fight for a wronged man
    Mard mʻaṣūm by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in Persian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Der Gefangene by John Grisham( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Eines Morgens wird Debbie Carter vergewaltigt und erwürgt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden. Sechs Jahre später werden Ron Williamson und sein Freund Dennis Fritz aufgrund einer Falschaussage der Tat bezichtigt. Williamson wird zum Tode, Fritz zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Beide beteuern ihre Unschuld. Elf Jahre verbringt Williamson unter grausamen und entwürdigenden Haftbedingungen in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor der Hinrichtung zeigt eine DNA-Untersuchung, dass weder Fritz noch Williamson die Tat begangen haben können. Sie werden freigesprochen. Der wahre Täter, damaliger Hauptbelastungszeuge der Anklage, wird wenig später verhaftet. Fünf Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stirbt Ron Williamson an den Folgen der Haft
    Masum adam by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Turkish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Nguoi vo toi by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Vietnamese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    He historia henos athōou by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    In the major-league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory." "Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa." "In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder
    Mujitsu by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Williamson, Ron 1953-2004
Williamson, Ronnie 1953-2004
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