THEY'RE GOING TO KILL MY SON A man he didn't know A murder he didn't see A death sentence he doesn't deserve

Author: Dicks (Shirley)
Year: 1992
Publisher: New Horizon Press (New Jersey)
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/NrF
ISBN: 9780882821122
Price: 10.00
Hardback. Eighhteen year old Jeff Dicks goes for a ride with his new friend, Chief. While in the car, Chief begins talking about robbing an old man's store. Although Jeff believes that Chief's rambling is only aimless boasting, they drive by the store, Jeff stops the car and Chief goes in. Later, he comes running out and orders Jeff to drive away. In a daze, Jeff does what Chief tells him to do. That night, Jeff watches a TV newscast in horror as he learns that Chief has robbed and killed the storekeeper. Jeffrey Dicks, the son of an impoverished Tennessee mother, languishes on death row for a robbery he didn't commit and a murder he didn't even see. His mother, Shirley Dicks tells this tense, personal and highly moving story of the bloody crime and aftermath which changed and may end her son's life. Shirley was unable to afford a competent legal defence. At the trial, the family was shocked when vital evidence was never presented to the jury. Jeff, who had no history of violent or criminal behaviour, was convicted of murder and sentenced to die on Tennessee's electric chair. Jeff's loved ones have never lost faith in his innocence but they must share his daily burden of deadly uncertainty and experience the painful frustration of their attempts to set him free. 280pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in Nr. F. dw.


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