Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate

Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate

by Jeff McArthur

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BN ID: 2940044396128
Publisher: Jeff McArthur
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 773 KB

About the Author

Jeff McArthur was born in Nebraska where he began writing before he could read. He went to school in New York, then moved to Los Angeles to begin a film career. In the past couple years he has written a comic book series and published three books. His most recent one, Pro Bono, has just been released, and his upcoming books include a new Relic Worlds novel, and The American Game, about a baseball game between enemy soldiers in the American Civil War.

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Reviewed by April Gilly for Readers' Favorite Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur gives the facts of Caril’s story after she was taken into custody the day she made a run from her boyfriend, Charles Starkweather, on the side of the interstate in Wyoming. Caril is a 14-year-old girl who is the witness to a killing spree that lasted 8 days in Lincoln and Bennett, Nebraska.  Caril goes along with Charles because he has threatened her family and she witnesses him kill 10 people over the 8-day period. John McArthur and Merrill Reller, and later James McArthur, do everything they can to keep Caril from getting convicted, and once found guilty, they do everything they can to appeal her case and get her a new trial. The 3 attorneys stay with Caril through everything, up through the day she gets parole and starts life over. Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate by Jeff McArthur is a gripping and well written book that takes you through the entire legal process, from first trial, through all appeals courts, and finally parole. Jeff McArthur stays away from the rumors and drama that circled around the case, except to mention that it was there and it affected how people thought of Caril and the trial in general. Jeff McArthur states his sources and does his best to give the facts of the case instead of doing like many others of the time and using the lies or words of Charles Starkweather. While I still don’t know if Caril is innocent or guilty of the crimes she was convicted for, I know that the justice system failed her when she needed it most.