LAST RIGHTS. 13 Fatal Encounters with the State's Justice

Author: Ingle (Joseph B.)
Year: 1990
Publisher: Abingdon Press
First Edition
Signed by the author
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F/NrF
ISBN: 9780687211241
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. SIGNED. Foreword by William Styron. The author invites the reader on a chilling tour along Death Row. He tells in detail the stories of his first-hand encounters with 12 men and 1 woman who have been executed in various southern states since the Supreme Court returned power of execution to the states in 1976. He offers an articulate and very personal look at the process of capital punishment and its effect on victims and their families. Included are the stories of John Spenkelink, who was killed in Florida in 1979; Velma Barfield of North Carolina, the first woman executed since the Supreme Court's decision; and Morris Mason, a person with retardation who was killed in Virginia. Ingle writes: "These men and women on Death Row were not just rap sheets or mug shots or court cases or death warrants. They were human beings I had talked with, gotten to know as individuals...The original murder was terrible. Should we compound the tragedy by killing again in the name of justice?...I cannot imagine that Jesus of Nazareth could condone or permit the killing of any child of God, no matter how terribhle the crimes he or she had committed. Jesus was once asked about his position on the death penalty. He said, 'Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.' That seems pretty clear to me." With Notes. 300pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. F. in nr. f. pcdw.

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