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Kidnapped by a client : the incredible true story of an attorney's fight for justice

Sharon R. Muse (Author)
"On April 7, 2006, Sharon Muse miraculously escaped from the sociopathic Larry Morrison, only to find that the threat to her life was just beginning. Ineptitude in the justice system threatened to release Morrison and allow him the opportunity to finish the job, which he adamantly pledged to do. Muse would have to fight at every step to ensure her safety. Muse would act as her own advocate, investigator, legal counsel, and bodyguard in the years following the event. Kidnapped by a Client covers the brutal kidnapping, two trials, two appeals, procedural errors galore, one Supreme Court reversal, and even Muse's intricate plan to murder Morrison before he could get to her. Muse would not ultimately execute that plan, and she would emerge victorious in the legal battle thanks to her faith and her own determination and legal acumen. But her safety is not ensured: Morrison is up for parole in 2026. Muse regularly monitors his status. Muse recounts her stranger-than-fiction story in Kidnapped by a Client. Muse analyzes the failures of the legal system, the mistakes she made, the steps she took to protect herself, and how she has coped with trauma. Readers will find not only a compelling narrative, but also insight into how to protect oneself and ensure one's own safety and well-being"
Print Book, English, 2019
Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2019
x, 297 pages ; 24 cm
9781510735941, 1510735941
Part one: The attack. No?
Ma'am, I don't know anything
A big scene
A dogfight
On TV they always stop
A harmless guy, a bloody woman, and a long knife
The green duffle
You picked the wrong woman!
Whirling dervish
The aftermath
Part two: The criminal's justice system. Circling the drain
Conspicuously absent
The stairwell
Trial wear
The plea offer
That's just what we do
Great is thy faithfulness
Part three: The trial. The juice isn't worth the squeeze
Trial part I: The jury's dilemma
Trial part II: Who was in charge?
Trial part III: The five-year wait
Trial part IV: The doggone knife
Is he single?
Thirteen calls
Epilogue: The campaign
Includes topics for discussion