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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA (Shannon Ravenel Books)

Junkin, Tim

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ISBN 10: 1565124197 / ISBN 13: 9781565124196
Published by A Shannon Ravenel Book, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is a fine hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ, red spine. Inscribed to Jean by the author on the title page. And also inscrbed to Jean by Kirk Bloodsworth on the front flyleaf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 070308

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Title: Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First ...

Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing.

After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment.

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Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. Maintaining his innocence, he read everything on criminal law available in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment. Bloodsworth's story speaks for 159 others who were wrongly convicted and have since been released, and for the thousands still in prison waiting for DNA testing.

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