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Williamson, Ronald Keith 1953-2004

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Works: 15 works in 138 publications in 20 languages and 11,681 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Case studies  Detective and mystery stories  Fiction 
Classifications: KF224.W5535, 345.76602523
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Most widely held works about Ronald Keith Williamson
    The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Book )
    83 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 7,710 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 )
    34 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,811 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
    The innocent man murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
    The story of Ron Williamson's prosecution for rape and murder and how some people think that he was unjustly tried. He was ultimately sent to death row and Grisham warns: If you believe that in America you are innocent until prove guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the deal penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you
    Journey toward justice by Dennis Fritz( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 513 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
    Inosent'ŭ maen = the innocent man by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 16 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
    Nguoi vo toi by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2010 in Vietnamese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
    Masum adam by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Turkish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
    Nevinnii︠a︡t : ubiĭstvo i nespravedlivost v edin malŭk grad by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in Bulgarian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
    Den oskyldige mannen : mord och orättvisa i en småstad by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2008 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
    Dateline NBC ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Six segments from the television newsmagazine Dateline NBC present the story behind John Grisham's 2006 book "The Innocent Man", an exploration of small town justice gone awry
    Book Club Kit by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library 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
    Chaph mipesha by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 1 library worldwide
    The innocent man (10 CDS) murder and injustice in a small town by John Grisham( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Ronald Williamson project by John Grisham( Book )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    The Innocent Man ( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Williamson, Ron 1953-2004
Williamson, Ronnie 1953-2004
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