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Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner

Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong
Title
Anatomy of injustice
Title remainder
a murder case gone wrong
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Bonner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an incisive investigation into the many shortcomings of the justice system brought to light in the story of a grievously mishandled murder case in South Carolina that left an innocent man facing execution. At the age of twenty-three, Edward Lee Elmore, a black man, was arrested after the body of a white widow was found, brutally beaten, in the closet of her home. Elmore was an unlikely killer: semiliterate, mentally retarded with a fifth-grade education, gentle and loving with his family. His connection to the victim was minimal, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. The author gives us an exhaustive account of the particulars of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, inept defense lawyers, and injustice in Elmore's case, which, the author makes clear, occur in courts throughout America. He carefully examines each stage of the initial trial, jury selection, the role of the lawyers and judge, the appeal process, and introduces us to the spirited young female lawyer who, for two decades, fought to get Elmore a fair trial. It is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly vehement debate about justice and inequality
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bonner, Raymond
Dewey number
345.757/02523
Index
index present
LC call number
KF225.E43
LC item number
B66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elmore, Edward Lee
  • Trials (Murder)
Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi Book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greenwood, South Carolina, 1982 -- Speedy trial -- Replay -- Diana -- The intern and the neighbor -- Innocence is not enough -- The search for Item T -- Digging up the past -- One hair -- Digging up the dead -- Bizarre -- Denouement
Control code
1318342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780307700216
Lccn
2011023515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1318342
  • (Sirsi) 1318342
  • (OCoLC)729225475
Label
Anatomy of injustice : a murder case gone wrong, Raymond Bonner
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi Book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Greenwood, South Carolina, 1982 -- Speedy trial -- Replay -- Diana -- The intern and the neighbor -- Innocence is not enough -- The search for Item T -- Digging up the past -- One hair -- Digging up the dead -- Bizarre -- Denouement
Control code
1318342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780307700216
Lccn
2011023515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1318342
  • (Sirsi) 1318342
  • (OCoLC)729225475

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