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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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Overview

In 1958, 19-year-old Charlie Starkweather went on a murder spree that paralyzed Nebraska, shocked the nation, and left 11 people dead. With him when he was captured was his 14-year-old ex-girlfriend Caril Fugate. The question soon arose, was Caril a kidnapped victim, or a heartless accomplice?

Assigned to her case, Attorney John McArthur initially accepted the assignment out of a sense of Constitutional duty. But as he delved deeper, he found that the truth was far more complicated than anyone was letting on. Up against incredible odds, and with a strong conviction of her innocence, McArthur remained with Caril and fought for her freedom for 18 years. For this service, he took no pay, accepting the case pro bono.

This book follows the long struggle of McArthur, his partner Merril Reller, and John's son James as they took on the Nebraska legal system and a public that had already determined Caril's guilt before ever bearing a word of testimony. The story continues through all it influenced, such as Stephen King, who became a horror writer because of it, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote a whole album about it, Terrence Malick, Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, and Peter Jackson, who wrote his first major movie based on the Starkweather-Fugate incident.

Pro Bono explores aspects of this incredible story that have never been revealed before, and sheds new light on these terrifying and complex events.



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Product Details

BN ID: 2940044396128
Publisher: Jeff McArthur
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 642,009
File size: 3 MB

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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