WATCH THE ROPE

Author: Morriss (W.E.)
Year: 1996
Publisher: Watson Dwyer
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780920486252
Price: 20.00
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Softcover. In 1948 Lawrence Deacon was tried and convicted in the death of a taxi driver. His sentencing aroused a major controversy in Winnipeg, with over 15,000 signatures being gathered on petitions to Ottawa calling for clemency. The author, who covered the trial for the 'Winnipeg Free Press', brings forward new evidence which clearly indicates that an innocent man was hanged. The author follows the trials and executions of the last 7 men to be hanged in Manitoba and presents a compelling case against capital punishment. Illus., Epilogue, Appendix and Bibliog. 190pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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