You Can't Try a Dead Man: The Untold Story of Injustice

You Can't Try a Dead Man: The Untold Story of Injustice

by Judee Howard

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Overview

As Jeff hitchhiked across the country, his mind was focused on getting clean, sober, and starting over, again. At 27-years old, Jeff had been in and out of trouble most of his life. He began drinking at the age of nine and using hard drugs in his late teens. He couldn't seem to leave it behind even after four stints in treatment and two in prison. But, while planning how to get his life back on track, events unfolded that would dash his hopes and dreams to pieces.

Unbeknownst to Jeff, his roommate had been murdered the morning he left town, and Jeff deemed the likely suspect.

You Can't Try a Dead is powerful, moving, and a true story of Jeff Howard and his wrongful conviction more than thirty-seven years ago. On the one hand, the story shares the horrific tale of justice denied, over and over again. But, it is also a story of overcoming tragedy by finding a way to peace in the midst of the injustice. It is also a story of endurance, forgiveness, and freedom, although maybe not in the context you might think.



You Can't Try a Dead Man is a story that we can all relate to as we journey through life's difficulties, some of them seemingly insurmountable. Jeff and Judee’s story will capture your heart and encourage you as you walk through struggles in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640853232
Publisher: Judith L. Howard
Publication date: 07/04/2018
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 524,548
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Judee Howard worked as a social worker for over twenty years in the non-profit world. She loves creating a safe place where people feel they belong and can be authentic; helping them find acceptance and identity in a relationship with God.

Besides being married, Judee has three sons and loves devoting time to them and their families. She values genuine relationships and enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people.

Twenty-five years ago, Judee met Jeff Howard and entered his story. You Can't Try a Dead Man is a powerful and moving story of their fight for his freedom. But, intertwined with the intriguing story of his case, there is also a story of endurance, faith, forgiveness, and freedom that readers can relate to while living out their own struggles.

Judee is also a speaker and coach. She is a certified "Your Secret Name" coach/facilitator, working with r individuals or groups, helping people find freedom in knowing their authentic identity according to our loving Heavenly Father.

Visit Judee's website for more information www.judeehoward.com

Table of Contents

Foreward by Cheri Scharffenberg, Public Defender

Preface

Note to the Reader

Chapter 1 – Opening My Heart

Chapter 2 – Jeff + Judee

Chapter 3 – Jeff, 1981

Chapter 4 – Leading Up

Chapter 5 – The Physical Evidence

Chapter 6 – The Witnesses

Chapter 7 – Jeff’s Arrest

Chapter 8 – Jeff’s Side of the Story

Chapter 9 – State’s Key Witness

Chapter 10 – The Trial

Chapter 11 – Verdict and Sentencing

Chapter 12 – Judee’s Background

Chapter 13 – Jeff’s Background

Chapter 14 – Prison Life

Chapter 15 – South Dakota Prisons

Chapter 16 – The Early Years for Jeff

Chapter 17 – Post-Conviction Remedies

Chapter 18 – A New Kind of Freedom

Chapter 19 – Believing Jeff

Chapter 20 – Jeff’s Last Day in Court

Chapter 21 – Two Become One

Chapter 22 – Next Steps

Chapter 23 – Heart Attack

Chapter 24 – Commutation Hearing, Finally

Chapter 25 – Back to Waiting

Chapter 26 – The Hardest Day

Chapter 27 – What’s Next

Chapter 28 – Looking Back

Chapter 29 – The Here and Now

Chapter 30 – Who We Trust



Note from Jeff

Acknowledgments

Testimonies

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You Can't Try a Dead Man: The Untold Story of Injustice 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ryanphoffmann88 More than 1 year ago
Great Book and a grood message. Also a real story, even though it seem like a Lifetime movie. I peaked my interest from the start
ryanphoffmann88 More than 1 year ago
Great Book and a grood message. Also a real story, even though it seem like a Lifetime movie. I peaked my interest from the start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyday court cases are heard. Some are rightfully convicted and some are wrongfully convicted. After reading this book and not just reading the facts but also the emotions in the writer it leaves you wanting more. You want to see this man granted pardon and living his life on the outside. He will never gain the years he lost behind bars but still has many years to make new memories.