THE EXECUTION OF A SERIAL KILLER. One Man's Experience Witnessing the Death Penalty

Author: Diaz (Joseph D.)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Poncha Press
First Edition
Edition Details: Limited First Edition
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780970186270
Price: 9.00
Hardback. One winter evening, two strangers came to within three feet of ona another in the execution chamber of Florida State Prison. Edward Castro, a convicted serial killer, was about to die for the vicious murders he had committed. the author, a young criminologist and professor, was about to take opart in the execution of a man he had never met. UUnwittingly, the researcher became his own subject when he found himself emotionally unprepared for the brutality of capital punishment. A psychological crash, bordering on insanity, resulted as the author confronted his own feelings about life, death and his religious faith. the book tells the story of the events that led to these two lives converging that night in Florida. It describes the life and the death of a serial killer, and the impact his execution had on a witness the killer never even knew. Illus. 242pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in f. dw.


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