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posted 6/15/2009 1:31:35 PM |
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So I went garage saling on Saturday and found a book by John Grisham, The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. It was published in 2006, so it's a few years old, and it's his first nonfiction book.

Holy crap...what a page-turner! I started reading it Saturday afternoon and practically read it all day yesterday. I've got about 100 pages left to read. I've never read a Grisham book before, but I think I'm gonna start reading his stuff!

It's basically about two men who are falsely convicted of rape and murder in Ada, Oklahoma. One gets sentenced to life and the other gets sentenced to death. After spending 11 years on death row, they were finally exonerated by DNA evidence in April of 1999. Click the link above and it will tell you more about it, but I just could not believe the injustice that these two men had to face and the horrible mistakes and errors made by the cops, the prosecutor, their lawyers, and the court system...fucking unbelievable.

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earthquake501

Jun 15 @ 1:41PM  
I don't know if they have been settled yet, but there were a couple of lawsuits filed over the case by the men convicted. My son is a big John Grisham fan and has every one of his books in hardcover. He said the one that you have is by far his best.
dmbchick420

Jun 15 @ 1:48PM  
According to that link:

Williamson and Fritz sued and won a large settlement ($500,000.00) in 2003 from the City of Ada, and an out of court settlement with the State of Oklahoma for an undisclosed amount.

By 2004, Williamson was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, and died soon thereafter on December 4, 2004 in a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, nursing home. He was only 51 when he died.
dmbchick420

Jun 15 @ 1:49PM  
Oh yeah...I also wanted to add....

Don't ever get caught by the cops in Ada, Oklahamo
Taisen

Jun 15 @ 2:26PM  
Never read any of his books but sounds like something I would read.
Ewe_Wish

Jun 15 @ 2:40PM  
I have read quite a few of his books and I thought they were all page turners. Now i am going to have to find the one you mentioned, it sounds really good.
Blueyesprkln

Jun 15 @ 2:46PM  
I have a lot of his books, I love them. Some of his books have been made into best selling movies.

James Patterson is another author that I like to read. I have most of his books too.
flavorbuster

Jun 15 @ 3:42PM  
I just could not believe the injustice that these two men had to face and the horrible mistakes and errors made by the cops, the prosecutor, their lawyers, and the court system...fucking unbelievable.
I can't remember the number of years but a while back their was a big shake down here for falsely accusing a man. There was a big stink over negligence in the crime lab department.
dmbchick420

Jun 15 @ 3:55PM  
There was a big stink over negligence in the crime lab department.

The crime lab in this case was negligent also....horribly negligent. This small town needed to pin someone for this crime and picked these 2 guys on a hunch and suspicion and then one of the guys said they had a dream about it and took that as a confession.

The prosecutor in this case should've gotten his ass thrown in jail for the injustice he did.
somnium

Jun 15 @ 4:20PM  

[/QUOTE]Now i am going to have to find the one you mentioned, it sounds really good.[QUOTE]

Hey Ewe... check this out:

John Grisham


flavorbuster

Jun 15 @ 4:31PM  
one of the guys said they had a dream about it and took that as a confession.
That's just crazy
whisperingcomet

Jun 15 @ 5:58PM  
yeah, he is great, I also enjoy Dean Koontz
mwa812

Jun 15 @ 7:02PM  
Great book to read on the Beach.
slohand_47

Jun 16 @ 3:11AM  
I've read most of his, but that one is still on my "to read" pile.

If you want to try another, I think his best, was his first..... The Firm. Not to say that the rest are not worth reading........ they are. That just happens to be my favorite. They made it into a movie starring Tom Cruise..... which, of course, doesn't' come close to doing the book justice.
onehornytoad69

Jun 16 @ 6:50AM  
I have not read any of his books "Yet"...but I am gonna!

I recently read a Book by "Kevin O'Brien"...and it was Awesome!!! I can't wait to find more of his books!
dmbchick420

Jun 16 @ 8:15AM  
I finished the book last night! It was a great book! I highly recommend it. It is Grisham's first nonfiction and written about actual people.....if you read it, you will go...... and then you will go..... and then maybe a little.... I had a lot of emotions from reading that book.

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Anybody a John Grisham fan?