Under Color of Law [NOOK Book]

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Under Color of Law is the true, fact-driven account of an innocent man's nightmare journey through the American criminal justice system. Begining in January of 2004, Dr. Jonathan Nyce, a respected medical research scientist with a worldwide reputation in new drug discovery, a former medical school professor, and the father of three young children, was accused, tried and wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife, Michelle. This happened despite clear evidence that another man who had been stalking Michelle, a...
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Overview

Under Color of Law is the true, fact-driven account of an innocent man's nightmare journey through the American criminal justice system. Begining in January of 2004, Dr. Jonathan Nyce, a respected medical research scientist with a worldwide reputation in new drug discovery, a former medical school professor, and the father of three young children, was accused, tried and wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife, Michelle. This happened despite clear evidence that another man who had been stalking Michelle, a man against whom the Nyces had obtained a restraining order, had murdered her. Previously hidden police reports show that (1) the stalker was found to be in violation of the restraining order and to have Michelle's blood on him in the time frame of her death; (2) police reports cite "black hair clenched in victim's left hand" (the stalker's hair is black; Dr. Nyce's hair is blond); and (3) size 9 1/2 footprints were found leading away from Michelle's body (the stalker wears size 9 1/2; Dr. Nyce, size 12/13). While keeping these facts concealed from the jury, police and prosecutors invented a case against Dr. Nyce and obtained his conviction. Why would they do this? For several months preceding Michelle's death, these same police officers had ignored Dr. and Mrs. Nyce's pleas for help when Michelle's stalker repeatedly violated their restraining order, permitting the danger from this man to spiral out of control. There is at least indirect evidence that these officers needed the stalker, a professed illegal immigrant, to remain on the street as part of a narcotics investigation. How could such injustice occur in a court of law? Dr. Nyce was tried in the courtroom of Wilbur Mathesius, a judge who blatantly ignored established law to enable Dr. Nyce's conviction. Shortly after presiding over Dr. Nyce's trial, Judge Mathesius was suspended from the bench by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and later denied reappointment-- actions far too late to help Dr. Nyce, who spent five years in prison before being released. (Judge Mathesius also has the distinction of being the only judge in the history of the United States to have a decision he authored be completely stricken from the record). Under Color of Law details, in a fully documented and essentially unassailable fashion, how innocent people can be convicted in defiance of the evidence, and with utter disregard for the law, when that is considered to be in the best interests of the authorities. It thus has importance far beyond this specific case, and should be on every American citizen's "must read" list.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014032346
  • Publisher: Cygnus-1 Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 1,146,550
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jonathan Nyce received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he did his doctoral research at the Fels Cancer Institute at the Temple University School of Medicine. He did postdoctoral training at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he developed a novel theory of cancer drug resistance. He subsequently received an academic appointment at the East Carolina University School of Medicine, part of the University of North Carolina system. At East Carolina, Professor Nyce developed a series of potential new medicines for cancer and respiratory disease, and subsequently founded Epigenesis Pharmaceuticals to take these discoveries into the clinic. He is the holder of 40 issued patents on his medicines, and has 155 patents pending. He has 75 publications in medical and scientific journals on his medicines and the research leading up to them, and has been an invited lecturer at more than 50 scientific meetings around the world. Professor Nyce has been the recipient of more than $65 million in research funding from the National Cancer Institute, the N.I.H., the state of North Carolina, pharmaceutical companies, and others. He currently resides in Pennsylvania with his three children.
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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    Does Jonathan Nyce really expect the public to believe he didn't

    Does Jonathan Nyce really expect the public to believe he didn't do this? There was evidence ALL OVER his house, everywhere. Not to mention that fact that he confessed! The ony reason this man is out walking the streets is because of a completely moronic judge, who wouldn't allow certain witnesses to testify against Nyce because of a language barrier? WHAT?? A brutal murder by an evil, controlling social misfit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    It's a work of fiction. He murdered his wife and only spent five

    It's a work of fiction. He murdered his wife and only spent five years in prison for it. Buying this book would be rewarding him for murder.

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