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Author Rachlin, Benjamin, author.

Title Ghost of the innocent man : a true story of trial and redemption / Benjamin Rachlin.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    364.9756 RAC    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    364.9756 RAC    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-376) and index.
Contents Prologue: 1987 -- Firm and unequivocal -- Chris -- Only a few additional weeks -- Lake -- K and O -- Rosen -- Some ideas of persecution -- Newman, Coleman, and Weitzel -- The benefit of every reasonable inference -- A problem for everyone -- One of those cases -- Nobody could be against this -- In favorable times and difficult times -- Their different individual viewpoints -- We must use our judgment --The elephant in the room -- Does not admit to crime -- An extraordinary procedure -- A situation not of his making -- We recommend the closing of this file -- Some concerns about his medical condition -- Any cases where evidence had gone missing -- In three dimensions -- I can tell that this lady have went over my case -- Everybody knows he didn't do it -- The first real test -- They will try to get me to sign papers -- The last avenue I can think of to pursue -- He spoke about going through changes -- Send him a questionnaire -- If they had anything, it can't match nothing from me -- What she said happened, happened -- A lawyer I've never met -- A type of panel I've never seen -- A long time coming -- Cases of innocence still open.
Summary "When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in 2006-remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations."-- Provided by the publisher.
Subject Grimes, Willie J. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Prisoners -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- North Carolina.
False imprisonment -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Judicial error -- North Carolina -- Case studies.
Trials (Rape) -- North Carolina.
Rape -- North Carolina -- Hickory -- Case studies.
Criminal investigation -- North Carolina -- Hickory -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780316311496 (hardcover)
0316311499 (hardcover)

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