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Justice on Fire: The Kansas City Firefighters Case and the Railroading of the Marlborough Five

J. Patrick O'Connor
Format
Book
Published
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780700626717, 0700626719, 9780700626724
Contents
  • The last alarm
  • What went wrong?
  • Investigating the crime
  • Investigating the Marlborough neighborhood
  • The Marlborough five
  • Indicting the Marlborough five
  • The trial opens
  • The case against the Marlborough five
  • The defense
  • Closing arguments and verdict
  • Sentencing
  • Appeals
  • Affidavits of recantation
  • Mike McGraw
  • The Department of Justice investigation
  • Life in prison
  • Interviewing the original KCPD detectives
  • Resentencing of Bryan Sheppard
  • New evidence.
Description
xiii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
  • "This is a book about prosecutorial abuse on steroids that led to five wrongful convictions. Richard Brown, Darlene Edwards, Bryan Sheppard, Frank Sheppard, and Skip Sheppard were convicted in 1997 of causing the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters killed in an arson-fueled explosion on November 29, 1988"-- ECIP prologue.
  • Appeal in case decided in United States v. Edwards, 159 F.3d 1117 (8th Cir. 1998).
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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