ADAMS V. TEXAS

Author: Adams (Randall Dale) & Hoffer (William & Marilyn Mona)
Year: 1991
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/NrF
ISBN: 9780312058111
Price: 8.00
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Hardback. Nearly everyone has had the nightmare: Out of nowhere, you find yourself accused of a crime you did not commit. Despite your innocence, over your protestations, in the face of evidence in your favour, you are convicted - and sentenced to die, horribly. For Randall Adams, this nightmare was a reality. In a case made famous by the Oscar-nominated film 'The Thin Blue Line', Adams was brought to trial for the murder of a Dallas policeman, on the strength of the "eyewitness" account provided by the actual murderer, a 16yr old juvenile delinquent already facing charges of burglary and armed robbery. Hungry for a conviction, and hungrier still to enforce the death penalty, overzealous prosecutors and politicians seized upon Adams as the perfect suspect in a crime whose loose ends threatened to mar the perfect reputation of a district attorney made famous for his prosecution of Jack Ruby. Mere months after his arrest, Adams was convicted of the murder of a man he had never seen, and sent to death row to await electrocution. Twelve years would pass before he was finally released, a free and exonerated man. Now Randall Adams recounts the events that robbed him of perhaps the best years of his adult life. 347pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in Nr. F. dw.

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