DEAD MAN WALKING. An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States

Author: Prejean (Helen)
Year: 1994
Publisher: Fount
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn. (1st pub. US 1993)
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 9780006278146
Price: 5.00
Softcover. An experience of Death Row. When the author was invited to write to a prisoner on Death Row who brutally killed 2 teenagers, she had little idea how much it would change her life. Although she abhored his crime, she befriended Patrick Sonnier and witnessed his execution 2yrs. later in the electric chair. Almost immediately she was asked to be spiritual adviser to notorious killer Robert Lee Willie, who remained unrependant until his execution. This time she met the parents of the woman he killed, and found them to be bitterly committed to seeing him executed. They resented the interference of Sister Helen and other 'sob sisters.' This is the author's extraordinary account of her relationship with the 2 prisoners and initiation into the macabre rituals of Death Row. As powerful an indictment of the death penalty as has ever been written, the book also lays bare the barbarity of execution in the United States. With Notes and Index. 278pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg+


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