Defending Gary: Unraveling the Mind of the Green River Killer / Edition 1

Defending Gary: Unraveling the Mind of the Green River Killer / Edition 1

by Mark Prothero
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787981060

ISBN-13: 9780787981068

Pub. Date: 05/19/2006

Publisher: Wiley

"How could you possibly defend the most prolific serial killer in United States history, the infamous Green River Killer? If anyone deserved to be executed for his crimes, didn't he?"

Mark Prothero, co-lead defense attorney who helped save Gary Ridgway from the death sentence, has heard that question many times. Now he's written a book that reveals the true,

Overview

"How could you possibly defend the most prolific serial killer in United States history, the infamous Green River Killer? If anyone deserved to be executed for his crimes, didn't he?"

Mark Prothero, co-lead defense attorney who helped save Gary Ridgway from the death sentence, has heard that question many times. Now he's written a book that reveals the true, inside story of exactly how an idealistic public defender, high school swim coach, husband, and dad could bring himself to spend many months of close confinement with a man who brutally murdered at least seventy-five young women, often in the act of sex. Defending Gary shows how Prothero could reconcile these monstrous acts knowing the reality of this unassuming fellow Gary Ridgway, a mild-mannered, church-going, devoted husband, father, and former Navy man, with an IQ of around eighty-two and a longtime job as a truck painter from Auburn, Washington, near Seattle.

Prothero's job was to zealously and ethically represent his client and protect his legal rights. To accomplish this, the author took a harrowing, two-year-long journey into the psychological recesses of a serial killer's soul to find out where Ridgway came from, how he thought, how he got away with the crimes for so long, and why he really did it.

Written with the intensity of a thrilling novel, Defending Gary utilizes Prothero's notes, original research documents, transcripts, and photographs that detail the suspenseful story of the author's search for the truth about a man who many people feel represents "the banality of evil."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787981068
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/19/2006
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About Our Sources.

Part One: The News.

Part Two: The Team.

Part Three: The Deal.

Part Four: The Talk.

Part Five: The Truth.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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