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Fall Guys: False Confessions and the Politics of Murder (Hardback)
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Fall Guys: False Confessions and the Politics of Murder (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 31/12/1997
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In this story of criminal detection, the author - a former FBI agent - presents an inside look at how a malicious detective framed two boys in a pair of unrelated murders in 1956 and 1958. In ths first case, 11-year old Charlie Zubryd confessed that at the age of eight, he murdered his widowed mother. Following intense police questioning, Charlie confessed to the crime in March 1959, a full 28 months after the murder of his mother. The second murder occurred in 1958. Thirteen-year old Jerry Pacek endured 41 hours of police grilling before confessing to raping and killing 50-year old Lillian Steveck as she walked home one evening. Pacek told the same Detective who had framed Charlie Zubryd that he had killed the woman with a variety of blunt objects, none of which were ever found. The author's investigations cleared the names of the wrongfully accused boys. The Zubryd case was reopened, which led to the identification of a vicious killer. In 1991, Jerry Pacek was granted a full pardon after serving ten years in an adult prison as a teenager for a murder he had not committed.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809320691
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 689 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A gripping account. . . . While today's legal process often seems lost in loopholes and deals, this tale reminds readers that there really are miscarriages of justice. Fisher's righting of two terrible wrongs is a remarkable act of generosity, and his narrative of those events is haunting and worthwhile."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Criminology professor Fisher, a former FBI agent, has written a compelling account of his investigation into two seemingly unrelated murder cases in towns near Pittsburgh during the 1950s. . . . Fisher is both an excellent investigator and a smart writer, capably combining the details of his research with a vivid recreation of the past. Most of all, he shows a fine sensitivity to human tragedies and shattered lives reverberating through the years."--"Publishers Weekly"


"This is fascinating reading, and it makes readers wonder about the many miscarriages of justice that result in the punishment of innocents, not to mention the unpunished crimes of the guilty. Fall Guys provides a meticulous anatomy of these outrages.""Rapport""


"A gripping account. . . . While today's legal process often seems lost in loopholes and deals, this tale reminds readers that there really are miscarriages of justice. Fisher's righting of two terrible wrongs is a remarkable act of generosity, and his narrative of those events is haunting and worthwhile.""Kirkus Reviews"

"Criminology professor Fisher, a former FBI agent, has written a compelling account of his investigation into two seemingly unrelated murder cases in towns near Pittsburgh during the 1950s. . . . Fisher is both an excellent investigator and a smart writer, capably combining the details of his research with a vivid recreation of the past. Most of all, he shows a fine sensitivity to human tragedies and shattered lives reverberating through the years.""Publishers Weekly""

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