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Bloodsworth: The True Story of One Mans Triumph over Injustice (Shannon Ravenel Books) Tim Junkin

Bloodsworth: The True Story of One Mans Triumph over Injustice (Shannon Ravenel Books)

Tim Junkin

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Bloodsworth is the true story of unsurpassed courage and character, of relentless struggle, of abiding hope, and of a modern-day miracle. Charged in 1984 with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, andMoreBloodsworth is the true story of unsurpassed courage and character, of relentless struggle, of abiding hope, and of a modern-day miracle. Charged in 1984 with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Marylands gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors had improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth did not give up. He wrote hundreds of letters from prison. He read everything he could find in the prison library about murder investigations. In The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh, he found what he needed to save himself - an account of the new DNA fingerprinting used to solve a case in England. Then he found a lawyer willing to fight for the innovative testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in America, Kirk Bloodsworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He was pardoned by the governor of Maryland and has gone on to become a tireless spokesman for criminal justice reform. Bloodsworth exposes the details of inevitable human error in a capital murder case and in a legal system gone awry. It tells how one man, through dogged tenacity, saved his own life and the lives of many others on death row.