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Posted March 16, 2010
An Inconvenient Verdict
The Killing of Mindi Quintana provides a very unique and original twist to a very conventional event. Crimes of passion are daily headlines that vary only by different names and locations. This story dramatizes how a seemingly invisible character is catapulted to media notoriety. Our society's fascination with celebrities, even those newly created by the press, puts the entire question of guilt or innocence into a judicial quandry.
In this original premise, we see all the normal characters that one would expect in any crime novel. The random element is the antagonist. Freddy Builder is willingly utilized by the media for his commercial value. Yet,it is our fixation on celebrity, real or imagined, that feeds the killer's ego and fosters a new perspective of right or wrong.
Jeffrey Cohen has cleverly created a story that is commonplace regarding urban crime, but quite uncommon in its ultimate deliberation of justice in our modern society.
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