Ghost of the Innocent Man

Ghost of the Innocent Man

A True Story of Trial and Redemption

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"When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in 2006-remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations."--
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780316311496
Branch Call Number: 364.9756 R119g 2017
Characteristics: xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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