Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases / Edition 1by Cyril H. Wecht, Greg Saitz, Mark Curriden, Greg Saitz
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books
A lifeless newborn baby is found discarded in a motel Dumpster. Authorities quickly arrest the infant's teenage parents, charging them with murder. Did Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, in fact, murder their own baby? Tammy Wynette died suddenly at a relatively young age, and yet no autopsy was performed? Was someone trying to hide the real cause of death? Did Sam
A lifeless newborn baby is found discarded in a motel Dumpster. Authorities quickly arrest the infant's teenage parents, charging them with murder. Did Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, in fact, murder their own baby? Tammy Wynette died suddenly at a relatively young age, and yet no autopsy was performed? Was someone trying to hide the real cause of death? Did Sam Sheppard (later dubbed "The Fugitive" based on a television series) really kill his wife? And if not, who committed the murder?
Things are not always as they appear, as world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht shows in this riveting behind-the-scenes look at nine famous cases. In the nationally known baby case involving Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson, Dr. Wecht reviews the evidence and comes to a startling conclusion. In fascinating detail, he demonstrates how the tools of forensic pathology often uncover murky, long-hidden secrets that crack seemingly unsolvable crimes. Writing in the first-person Dr. Wecht leads you into the heart of the investigation, focusing each chapter on a single engrossing drama. He reveals the most startling evidence that shows why JonBenet Ramsey's killer most likely came from within her home, why O.J. Simpson probably had an accomplice in the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, shocking revelations about Robert Berdella's grisly torture and sex-abuse crimes against young men, and many intriguing facts about other infamous cases.
If you find the fictional plots of such dramas as C.S.I. exciting, you will be amazed by the true stories told by Dr. Wecht, with the help of two top-flight veteran reporters, Greg Saitz and Mark Curriden, in this amazing real-life thriller. As this intriguing page-turner proves, the science of forensic pathology has changed the face of detective work forever.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Henry C. Lee 7
Teenage Baby Killers? The Truth behind the Death of Baby Boy Grossberg 19
A Fallen Beauty Queen: Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? 43
Sex, Drugs, and a Dead Casino Magnate: How Ted Binion Died 87
The Real Fugitive: Sam Sheppard and His Wife's Murder 125
Shoot-out in Miracle Valley: The Killing of Religious Sect Members 157
Standing by Her Man: Tammy Wynette's Final Song 185
The Trials of O. J.: The Final Verdict 199
Robert Berdella: Madman or Just Murderer? 243
Heavy Metal Murder: The Curious Demise of Robert Curley 275
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Was a very good read. Interesting take on high profile cases, but not for the squeamish.
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