Anatomy of Injustice: a Murder Case Gone Wrong

Anatomy of Injustice: a Murder Case Gone Wrong

By: Bonner, Raymond

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An impassioned and incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left an innocent man facing execution.
At the age of twenty-three, Edward Lee Elmore, a black man, was arrested after the body of a white widow was found, brutally beaten, in the closet of her home. Elmore was an unlikely killer: semiliterate, mentally retarded with a fifth-grade education, gentle and loving with his family. His connection to the victim was minimal, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Raymond Bonner gives us an exhaustive account of the particulars of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, inept defense lawyers, and injustice in Elmore's case, which, the author makes clear, occur in courts throughout America. He carefully examines each stage of the initial trial--jury selection, the role of the lawyers and judge, the appeal process--and introduces us to the spirited young female lawyer who, for two decades, fought to get Elmore a fair trial.
Powerfully suspenseful and moving, often enraging, "Anatomy of Injustice "will be a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly vehement debate about justice and inequality.

Title: Anatomy of Injustice: a Murder Case Gone Wrong

Author Name: Bonner, Raymond

Categories: Law/Legal,

Publisher: ALFRED A KNOPF:

ISBN Number: 0307700216

ISBN Number 13: 9780307700216

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9780307700216