‘This is a true story of the criminal justice system gone terribly wrong.’
Judul Buku : The Innocent Man
Penulis : John Grisham
Penerbit : Arrow Books
Tahun : 2007
Jumlah Halaman : 501 hlm.
Ron Williamson was a star college baseball player in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. When he left to pursue his dreams, he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll.
He returned to Ada a lonely drifter. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. After five years of fruitless investigation the police arrested Williamson for want of any other suspect. The case against him was built on bogus evidence and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. He was found guilty at trial and sent to Death Row.
This is a true story of the criminal justice system gone terribly wrong. A vengeful prosecutors and incompetent defence lawyers. Of a man’s journey to hell. A journey from which he nearly didn’t return.
There were too many people back home counting on him. His family had sacrificed too much. He’d bypassed college and an education to became a major leaguer, so quitting was not an option. (p. 64) Baca lebih lanjut