Unanswered Cries: A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town

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9780312055264: Unanswered Cries: A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town

Explores the 1984 Florida rape-murder of artist Karen Gregory and the ensuing events, including the effects on her family and boyfriend, and the investigation by one police detective

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THOMAS FRENCH has been a journalist for three decades. For most of that time, he worked as a reporter at the St. Petersburg Times, where he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. He now teaches journalism at Indiana University.

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Who are the victims of violent crimes? Is it just the person who was killed, raped or otherwise brutalized, or is it also the friends and families of the victims? Of course, the answer is both, as revealed in this story of Karen Gregory, a 36-year-old graphic artist who, in May 1984, was brutally attacked, raped, and stabbed to death by an unknown assailant. The crime devastated her boyfriend, her family, and her close friends. As the search for the killer seemed to fall through the cracks for want of an answer, her friends and family became increasingly depressed, fearful, and unable to cope. When a close neighbor was arrested and put on trial, they were pushed aside, forbidden from entering the courtroom. All rights apparently belonged to the accused. This book goes beyond being a true crime and courtroom drama; by focusing on the rights of victims, it gives readers a perspective not often told. A worthwhile acquisition for public library collections.
- Sandra K. Lindheimer, Middlesex Law Lib., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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