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Eligible for execution : the story of the Daryl Atkins case

Author: Thomas G Walker
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Atkins v. Virginia. It is the story of Daryl Atkins, who at the age of eighteen participated in a tragic and senseless murder. It is also the story of the victim of that crime, Eric Nesbitt, a young man serving in the U.S. Air Force. The book follows the Atkins case from commission of the crime through the Supreme Court's ruling and its  Read more...
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Walker, Thomas G.
Eligible for execution.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 2008
(OCoLC)760192349
Named Person: Daryl Atkins; Daryl Atkins
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Walker
ISBN: 9780872894181 0872894185
OCLC Number: 233173036
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 302 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The murder of Eric Michael Nesbitt --
Investigation and prosecution --
Capital punishment from Jamestown to Furman --
Capital punishment reinstated --
Retardation, the death penalty, and Johnny Paul Penry --
The trial --
Sentencing --
Approaching the Supreme Court --
Persuading the justices --
The Supreme Court decides --
On remand --
A final surprise --
A closing note --
Cases cited.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Walker.

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Offers a narrative that unfolds on the night of August 16, 1996, with the brutal and senseless murder of Eric Nesbitt, a young man stationed at Langley Air Force Base, at the hands of 18-year-old  Read more...

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