Bloodsworth

The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence

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Publisher Description

Fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, meet Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence.
 
Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction.
 
Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence.
 
Intense and hard-hitting, Bloodsworth is the story of a man’s tireless fight against a justice system that failed him.
 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2005
October 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Algonquin Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
6.9
MB

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