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Ghost of the innocent man: a true story of trial and redemption

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Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Pub. Date:
2017
Language:
English
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"When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission-unprecedented at its inception in 2006-remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations."--
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Criminal justice, Administration of -- North Carolina
False imprisonment -- North Carolina -- Case studies
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Judicial error -- North Carolina -- Case studies
Prisoners -- North Carolina -- Case studies
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Criminal justice, Administration of
False imprisonment
Grimes, Willie J
History
Judicial error
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Prisoners
Rape
Sociology
Trials (Rape)
True Crime

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