A CALL FOR JUSTICE A New England Tiwn's Fight to Keep a Stone Cold Killer In Jail

Author: Lang (Denise)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Avon Books (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US p/b Edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 0380780771
Price: 4.00
Paperback. The murderer stalking the quiet town of Warwick, Rhode Island in the late summer of 1989 was an unrepentant psychopath - "a living, breathing killing machine," in the words of a 'Boston Globe' columnist. He butchered a family in their home - not far from the site where he had killed another woman 2yrs earlier - just for the thrill, it seemed, of watching them die. When Craig Price was apprehended by police 2 weeks later, he grinned and cheerfully confessed to the crimes. He was tried and convicted, but sentenced to a mere 5yrs imprisonment - the maximum penalty allowed by law. For Craig Price was only 15yrs old at the time of his horrific crimes. At the age of 21 he would be sent back to the streets and no one doubted he would kill again...unless drastic measures were taken. This is the gripping true story of how a cop willing to put his career on the line, members of the victims' families, and other enraged citizens banded together and dedicated years of their lives to keeping a remorseless young killer behind bars. They would gain national media attention, enlist the aid of Rhode Island's attorney general, even capture the ear of the President of the United States. Theirs is a cautionary tale of a flawed legal system ill-equipped to dispense true justice - and of a community's determination to see justice done, even if it meant twisting the law until it worked. Illus. + Epilogue. 339pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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