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FATAL JUSTICE: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders

POTTER, Jerry Allen; BOST, Fred

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ISBN 10: 0393030008 / ISBN 13: 9780393030006
Published by Norton, New York, 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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8vo. Black quarter cloth. SIGNED by the author, Jerry Allen Potter. Faint lines of handling wear to jacket, else about fine. A critical look at the Jeffrey MacDonald murder case, with rear panel blurb from Errol Morris. 462pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14424

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Title: FATAL JUSTICE: Reinvestigating the MacDonald...

Publisher: Norton, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Demonstrating that the MacDonald jury did not hear the whole truth about the evidence in the sensational 1970 murder case, a shocking book reveals why physical evidence and witness testimony that could have freed MacDonald were withheld from the jury.

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Finally, many years after Joe McGinniss's famous Fatal Vision, we have a well-documented argument for the other side of the Jeffrey MacDonald case--an argument that the prosecution mishandled key crime-scene evidence, withheld potentially exculpatory material, and even discounted confessions from other suspects. Whether you change your mind about MacDonald's role in the murder of his family, you will learn much about the case that puts it in a new light. For example, the army narrowed in on MacDonald as their prime suspect very early in the investigation, and discouraged the FBI from developing alternate theories. And the judge in the case, Franklin Dupree Jr. appeared to have been biased in favor of the prosecution. Janet Malcolm, the New Yorker writer who wrote The Journalist and the Murderer (about MacDonald's relationship with McGinniss), called this book "quietly convincing."

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