An Hour To Kill: A True Story of Love, Murder, and Justice in a Small Southern Town

An Hour To Kill: A True Story of Love, Murder, and Justice in a Small Southern Town

by Dale Hudson, Billy Hills
     
 

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A vicious murder.

Churchgoer. Family friend. All-American boy. Murderer. Ken Register, much to the shock of the small town of Conway, South Carolina, was all of these things. Clean-cut, polite to a fault, and respectful of elders, Ken was the kind of guy parents wanted their daughters to date. But only months after a seventeen-year-old girl's brutal murder, the

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A vicious murder.

Churchgoer. Family friend. All-American boy. Murderer. Ken Register, much to the shock of the small town of Conway, South Carolina, was all of these things. Clean-cut, polite to a fault, and respectful of elders, Ken was the kind of guy parents wanted their daughters to date. But only months after a seventeen-year-old girl's brutal murder, the residents of Conway were in for another suprise: that the killer was one of their own.

A stunned community.

Crystal Todd and Ken were "best friends," and had even briefly dated. When Crystal's hideously gutted body was found near the woods of Conway, Ken checked in every day to console Crystal's mother and inquire about the murder investigation.

A shocking killer.

Ken was practically the last person anyone would suspect. Until he started acting nervous and suspicious, afraid he would be "framed" for Crystal's murder. And until DNA tests confirmed that he was indeed the man who repeatedly raped and stabbed Crystal Todd, then left her mutilated body in a ditch.

Discover, through fascinating first-person accounts, the tortured Southern son who committed murder; the courageous detective determined to break the case; the broken mother who lost her only child; and the disbelieving parents who, to this day, defend their son's innocence.

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“[This book is] about one of the most vicious crimes that I have ever been involved with . I highly recommend it.” —Roy Hazelwood, FBI profiler and co-author of The Evil That Men Do

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250025852
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
426,772
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Billy Hills is Associate Professor of Psychology at Coastal Carolina University.

Dale Hudson is a successful businessman. Both authors, life-long residents of South Carolina, spent nearly five years researching for An Hour To Kill.

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