Author: Delfino (Michelangelo) & Day (Mary E.)
Year: 2008
Publisher: MoBeta
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrF
ISBN: 9780972514125
Price: 20.00
Hardback. This is a book about the taking of lives, grim events that no pleas or acts of mercy can undo. Each and every crime for which a person was executed in the years 2005 and 2006 is described. It's not easy reading. In some cases the crimes are exacted with uncontrolled rage focused on one specific victim and in others with a total indifference as to the life taken. What is common to all these murders is that each and every one resulted in at least one other death - a judicially ordered execution. The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution dictates that punishment must fit the crime forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. Only by studying each and every one of these horrific and shocking crimes can it be determined if the ultimate sentence of death was imposed with all deference to the laws of a civilised society. Each case history is written in a nonsensationalised way that is respectful of all those touched by death. Supplemental information such as a condemned prisoner's last meal and last words are included when such material is insightful. The names of the executed prisoners are indexed chronologically in the Table of Contents. With General References and Index. 362pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in nr. f. dw. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.


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