Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice
“He promised to kill me when he got out. I believed him. If I wanted justice, I had to fight both him and the courts...maybe kill him first. If I didn’t do something, I was going to die.”

This is not a manufactured dialogue from a thriller but the words of attorney Sharon Muse. They came after she survived an attempted kidnapping, rape, and murder at the hands of Larry Morrison, a former client. On April 7, 2006, Muse miraculously escaped from the sociopathic Morrison, only to find that the threat to her life was just beginning. Ineptitude in the justice system threatened to release Morrison and allow him the opportunity to finish the job, which he adamantly pledged to do. Muse would have to fight at every step to ensure her safety.

Muse would act as her own advocate, investigator, legal counsel, and bodyguard in the years following the event. Kidnapped by a Client covers the brutal kidnapping, two trials, two appeals, procedural errors galore, one Supreme Court reversal, and even Muse’s intricate plan to murder Morrison before he could get to her. Muse would not ultimately execute that plan, and she would emerge victorious in the legal battle thanks to her faith and her own determination and legal acumen. But her safety is not ensured: Morrison is up for parole in 2026. Muse regularly monitors his status.

Muse recounts her stranger-than-fiction story in Kidnapped by a Client.  Muse analyzes the failures of the legal system, the mistakes she made, the steps she took to protect herself, and how she has coped with trauma. Readers will find not only a compelling narrative, but also insight into how to protect oneself and ensure one’s own safety and well-being.
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Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice
“He promised to kill me when he got out. I believed him. If I wanted justice, I had to fight both him and the courts...maybe kill him first. If I didn’t do something, I was going to die.”

This is not a manufactured dialogue from a thriller but the words of attorney Sharon Muse. They came after she survived an attempted kidnapping, rape, and murder at the hands of Larry Morrison, a former client. On April 7, 2006, Muse miraculously escaped from the sociopathic Morrison, only to find that the threat to her life was just beginning. Ineptitude in the justice system threatened to release Morrison and allow him the opportunity to finish the job, which he adamantly pledged to do. Muse would have to fight at every step to ensure her safety.

Muse would act as her own advocate, investigator, legal counsel, and bodyguard in the years following the event. Kidnapped by a Client covers the brutal kidnapping, two trials, two appeals, procedural errors galore, one Supreme Court reversal, and even Muse’s intricate plan to murder Morrison before he could get to her. Muse would not ultimately execute that plan, and she would emerge victorious in the legal battle thanks to her faith and her own determination and legal acumen. But her safety is not ensured: Morrison is up for parole in 2026. Muse regularly monitors his status.

Muse recounts her stranger-than-fiction story in Kidnapped by a Client.  Muse analyzes the failures of the legal system, the mistakes she made, the steps she took to protect herself, and how she has coped with trauma. Readers will find not only a compelling narrative, but also insight into how to protect oneself and ensure one’s own safety and well-being.
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Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice

Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice

by Sharon R. Muse JD
Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice

Kidnapped by a Client: The Incredible True Story of an Attorney's Fight for Justice

by Sharon R. Muse JD

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Overview

“He promised to kill me when he got out. I believed him. If I wanted justice, I had to fight both him and the courts...maybe kill him first. If I didn’t do something, I was going to die.”

This is not a manufactured dialogue from a thriller but the words of attorney Sharon Muse. They came after she survived an attempted kidnapping, rape, and murder at the hands of Larry Morrison, a former client. On April 7, 2006, Muse miraculously escaped from the sociopathic Morrison, only to find that the threat to her life was just beginning. Ineptitude in the justice system threatened to release Morrison and allow him the opportunity to finish the job, which he adamantly pledged to do. Muse would have to fight at every step to ensure her safety.

Muse would act as her own advocate, investigator, legal counsel, and bodyguard in the years following the event. Kidnapped by a Client covers the brutal kidnapping, two trials, two appeals, procedural errors galore, one Supreme Court reversal, and even Muse’s intricate plan to murder Morrison before he could get to her. Muse would not ultimately execute that plan, and she would emerge victorious in the legal battle thanks to her faith and her own determination and legal acumen. But her safety is not ensured: Morrison is up for parole in 2026. Muse regularly monitors his status.

Muse recounts her stranger-than-fiction story in Kidnapped by a Client.  Muse analyzes the failures of the legal system, the mistakes she made, the steps she took to protect herself, and how she has coped with trauma. Readers will find not only a compelling narrative, but also insight into how to protect oneself and ensure one’s own safety and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510735941
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/14/2020
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Sharon R. Muse, JD is the commonwealth attorney for Kentucky's 14th Judicial District. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kentucky, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Louisville, specialized training in the legal field, and extensive training in effects of trauma on the brain. She works with experts in self-protection, trauma, and grief counseling. Muse teaches classes and speaks to groups about self-protection and assists victims as they navigate the legal system.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part 1 The Attack 1

Chapter 1 No? 1

Chapter 2 Ma'am, I Don't Know Anything 8

Chapter 3 A Big Scene 14

Chapter 4 A Dogfight 21

Chapter 5 On TV They Always Stop 28

Chapter 6 A Harmless Guy, a Bloody Woman, and a Long Knife 33

Chapter 7 The Green Duffle 33

Chapter 8 You Picked the Wrong Woman! 46

Chapter 9 Whirling Dervish 53

Chapter 10 The Aftermath 70

Part 2 The Criminal's Justice System

Chapter 11 Circling the Drain 91

Chapter 12 Conspicuously Absent 101

Chapter 13 The Stairwell 105

Chapter 14 Freedom 111

Chapter 15 Trial Wear 115

Chapter 16 The Plea Offer 119

Chapter 17 That's Just What We Do 131

Chapter 18 Great is thy Faithfulness 138

Part 3 The Trial

Chapter 19 The Juice Isn't Worth the Squeeze 147

Chapter 20 Trial Part I-The Jury's Dilemma 167

Chapter 21 Trial Part II-Who Was in Charge? 186

Chapter 22 Trial Part III-The Five-Year Wait 200

Chapter 23 Trial Part IV-The Doggone Knife 215

Chapter 24 Is He Single? 226

Chapter 25 Malingering 242

Chapter 26 Thirteen Calls 264

Epilogue: The Campaign 271

Appendices

A Conversation with Sharon R. Muse 275

Topics For Discussion 291

Resources 293

Acknowledgments 295

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