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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence
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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence

by Tim Junkin
     
 

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Fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, meet Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence.
 
Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was

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Fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, meet Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence.
 
Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, 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, Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence.
 
Intense and hard-hitting, Bloodsworth is the story of a man’s tireless fight against a justice system that failed him.
 

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"Kirk Bloodsworth is an American Josef K., an icon of a system that failed him—and justice—at every turn."
Washington Post Book World
The Washington Post
"Kirk Bloodsworth is an American Josef K., an icon of a system that failed him—and justice—at every turn."
Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565127104
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
10/14/2005
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
453,026
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Tim Junkin is a lawyer and an award-winning novelist who lives in Maryland.

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