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Justice on fire : the Kansas City firefighters case and the railroading of the Marlborough five

Author: J Patrick O'Connor
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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“Justice on Fire describes a misguided eight-year investigation propelled by an overzealous Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent keen to retire; a mistake-riddles case conducted by a combative assistant US attorney willing to use compromised “snitch” witnesses and unwilling to admit contrary evidence; and a sentence of life without parole pronounced by a prosecution-favoring judge. In  Read more...
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Named Person: Darlene M Edwards
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Patrick O'Connor
ISBN: 9780700626717 0700626719
OCLC Number: 1031415692
Notes: "This is a book about prosecutorial abuse on steroids that led to five wrongful convictions. Richard Brown, Darlene Edwards, Bryan Sheppard, Frank Sheppard, and Skip Sheppard were convicted in 1997 of causing the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters killed in an arson-fueled explosion on November 29, 1988"-- ECIP prologue.
Appeal in case decided in United States v. Edwards, 159 F.3d 1117 (8th Cir. 1998).
Description: xiii, 346 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The last alarm --
What went wrong? --
Investigating the crime --
Investigating the Marlborough neighborhood --
The Marlborough five --
Indicting the Marlborough five --
The trial opens --
The case against the Marlborough five --
The defense --
Closing arguments and verdict --
Sentencing --
Appeals --
Affidavits of recantation --
Mike McGraw --
The Department of Justice investigation --
Life in prison --
Interviewing the original KCPD detectives --
Resentencing of Bryan Sheppard --
New evidence.
Responsibility: J. Patrick O'Connor.

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"This is a book about prosecutorial abuse on steroids that led to five wrongful convictions. Richard Brown, Darlene Edwards, Bryan Sheppard, Frank Sheppard, and Skip Sheppard were convicted in 1997  Read more...

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