MURDERS IN THE BANK VAULT The Father's Day Massacre and the Trial of James King

Author: Goodstein (Phil) & Gerash (Walter L.) as told by:
Year: 1998
Publisher: New Social Publications (Denver)
Signed by the author
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 0962216968
Price: 12.00
Softcover. SIGNED. Sunday, June 16, 1991 four bank guards were brutally murdered in what was christened the Father's Day Massacre, in the sub-basement of the giant United Bank Tower, Denver's largest bank. After 3-weeks of futile investigations, the police arrested a retired police sergeant, James W. King. The media poisoned the city against the defendant. Walter Gerash, who had known King as a fellow chess player, stepped into the fray as King's attorney. This is Walter Gerash's account of this titanic legal battle that was nationally broadcast on Court TV. Not only is the shaky nature of the prosecution's evidence exposed, but so is Gerash's fighting courtroom spirit. The larger message is that a defendant must be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Only after the jury - the conscience of the community - has fully reviewed all the evidence, listened to the arguments, and has been convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime can a person be ruled guilty. By providing vigorous defences and affirming these principles, lawyers join the struggle to protect the people's liberties against oppressive state power. Illus. + Index. 336pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. SIGNED BY PHIL GOODSTEIN. F. with no creasing to covers.

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