Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases / Edition 1

Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases / Edition 1

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by Cyril H. Wecht, Greg Saitz, Mark Curriden, Greg Saitz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591024854

ISBN-13: 9781591024859

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591024859
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Dr. Henry C. Lee     7
Preface     11
Acknowledgments     17
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
Afterword     297
Notes     299
Bibliography     307
Index     309

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Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
kimberOK More than 1 year ago
Was a very good read. Interesting take on high profile cases, but not for the squeamish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you think
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