Loss of Faith:The Dead Man Walking's Forgotten Victims

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Loss of Faith is the true story of the rape and murder of Faith Hathaway by Robert Lee Willie and Joe Vaccaro. Willie, who was executed for his role in the murder, was one of the death row inmates counseled by ...

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“Mike Varnado’s ability to tell a great story is topped only by his work as a first class detective.”—Chris Buchanan, documentary film producer for PBS and associate producer of Angel on Death Row

Loss of Faith is the true story of the rape and murder of Faith Hathaway by Robert Lee Willie and Joe Vaccaro. Willie, who was executed for his role in the murder, was one of the death row inmates counseled by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, and he served as the primary model for the character of the death row inmate portrayed by Sean Penn in the film Dead Man Walking.

Loss of Faith is a vivid eyewitness account of Detective Mike Varnado’s investigation into Faith Hathaway’s murder.

Loss of Faith will provide readers with an insider’s eyewitness account of an aspect of the death penalty debate that is too often forgotten—that of the innocent victim of crime, the victim’s family and the police officers, lawyers, judges and ordinary citizens called upon to perform difficult but necessary roles in the pursuit of justice.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595245925
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2004

    victims friend

    It's time someone heard the 'other side of the story'. Dead Man Walking may have won several Oscars for the team that wrote it, but Mike Varnado should win the 'peoples Award' for telling the truth about such a horrible happening and the lives it impacted---the innocent victims, families, and the detectives who have to investigate these horrible crimes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2003

    Capitalizing on Famous Nun for Their Own Success

    Mike Varnado and D.P. Smith's book 'Loss of Faith' apparently wasn't selling fast enough, so they re-named it 'Victims of Dead Man Walking' in order to capitalize on the success of Sister Helen Prejean's bestseller-turned Oscar-winning movie 'Dead Man Walking.' In her book, Sister Prejean shares her experiences as spiritual advisor to death row inmates, while also addressing the extensive errors and inequities in the U.S. death penalty system. It is a personal story and she even recounts her blunders as she learns to be a support to both the death row families and the victims' families. Sister Prejean even went on to found a victims' support group, Survive, and still meets regularly with the father one victim, whose murderer she counseled. 'Dead Man Walking' is a profound story, honest and steadfast. Sister Prejean believes that the death penalty is morally wrong and attempts to bring strength and dignity to her inmates as they walk to the execution chamber. In their book, Varnado and Smith demonstrate a great deal of bitterness toward the good nun, attempting to rip her research and writings to shreds. Funny that they later decided they needed to associate their book more closely with hers for publicity's sake.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2003

    MOVIE MATERIAL!!!

    This book was awesome. I think a movie needs to be made about it...to give those non-readers out there a chance to learn the truth about this horrific crime. Oscar material? You bet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2003

    Loss of Faith:The Dead Man Walking's Forgotten Victims

    The story depicted in Loss of Faith is truly the most horrific true crime story in print. I've not been able to keep from thinking about it for two weeks. If you've read Dead Man Walking, this read is a must. I gave it to my two daughters for Christmas. They too have been impacted by the story. Thank you Detective Varnado and Mr. D.P. Smith. This is a wonderful work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2002

    Loss of Faith:The Dead Man Walking's Forgotten Victims

    It was a story that needed to be told, especially in the light of the best-selling book and very succesfull movie based on the murder, trial and execution, which took the focus away from the real issue, which was the fact that an innocent girl was brutally murdered and that her family will never be the same. I applaud the author's efforts to refocus the attention where it beongs-on the crime and the irretrievable loss to a family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2002

    Positively a must read!

    This was a story that had to be told...and told the way it really happened. As a first hand account of the devastating murder that took place years ago, this book will help people to remember that the real victims were the girl herself and her family... not her murderers. Shocking, and truly horrifying, this bone chilling real-life story will leave an imprint on your soul.

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