Timothy Masters served in the United States Navy for eight years before his wrongful conviction. He is currently semi retired and lives in Colorado near his extensive family. He is passionate about righting wrongful convictions and spends much of his time traveling. Steve Lehto is a writer and attorney. Licensed in Michigan, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law for ten years. He has written several books, including Death’s Door: The Truth Behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder, and most recently, Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.
Drawn to Injustice: The Wrongful Conviction of Timothy Mastersby Timothy Masters
…her dead, mutilated body nearly frozen in the early morning of Fort Collins, Colorado. Not believing it could really be a dead body, thinking he was the victim of yet another prank by his abusive/p>/b>/b>
Timothy Masters was a lonely, troubled teenager with a penchant for gory artwork when he first saw Peggy Lee Hettrick…
…her dead, mutilated body nearly frozen in the early morning of Fort Collins, Colorado. Not believing it could really be a dead body, thinking he was the victim of yet another prank by his abusive classmates, the fifteen-year-old didn’t go to the police—but they came to him. So began a decade-long investigation led by a relentless detective who was sure that Masters was the killer, even without a shred of physical evidence.
Against all reason, a conspiracy of silence and circumstantial evidence eventually put Masters behind bars. Only the determination of a lone investigator who believed the young man was innocent would reveal the shocking truth, and free Masters after ten years in prison.
This is the compelling true story of one life ended in blood and murder, one life ruined by coincidence and prejudice, and justice long denied but finally found.
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The thorough outing of total corruption in the incarceration of Tim Masters for 10 years for a crime he did not commit is a story I could not put down!! Tim had amassed a tonnage of documents which Steve Lehto was able to put in a sequence that just flowed so smoothly.
I kept shaking my head throughout this book. The injustices that our government can do to individuals is sickening. I did get bored at times when the facts of the case and the interviews was repeated so many times, but it does attest to all the times the investigators heard the evidence and ignored it. A good read for those who need encouragement to realize that sometimes life sucks, and bad, but don't give up hope that good things can happen!
I really thought the book was very well done. It answered alot of unaswered questions I had about the case. But it also angered me even more so about how narrow minded alot of people were at the time of Tims conviction. That was very sad and disturbing to read due to facts that it appeared a few other people seemed to be more likely possible suspects than he ever was. It was definitely a worth while read.