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Fatal Justice : Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders
by Jerry Allen Potter and Fred Bost




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Did Green Beret Captain Jeffrey MacDonald, M.D., brutally murder his wife and two young daughters on the night of February 17, 1970? Was his claim that a Manson like group committed the murders nothing more than a harebrained attempt to put investigators on the wrong trail? When a federal court finally convicted MacDonald of the murders in 1979 and sentenced him to life imprisonment, the answers to these questions seemed incontrovertible. A jury of his peers had found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This "truly shocking . . . compelling" (Newsday), "convincing" (Chicago Tribune) book, "a devastating rebuttal to Fatal Vision " (Boston Phoenix), demonstrates that the jury did not hear the whole truth about the MacDonald case. Evidence that could have freed MacDonald, both physical evidence and witness testimony, was suppressed or distorted. Revealing why the jury heard only part of the truth and what happened to the rest of the evidence, this book offers an unforgettable account of justice gone wrong. For every reader of the bestseller Fatal Vision, by the controversial writer Joe McGinniss, here at last is the complete story.

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Overview

Did Green Beret Captain Jeffrey MacDonald, M.D., brutally murder his wife and two young daughters on the night of February 17, 1970? Was his claim that a Manson like group committed the murders nothing more than a harebrained attempt to put investigators on the wrong trail? When a federal court finally convicted MacDonald of the murders in 1979 and sentenced him to life imprisonment, the answers to these questions seemed incontrovertible. A jury of his peers had found him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This "truly shocking . . . compelling" (Newsday), "convincing" (Chicago Tribune) book, "a devastating rebuttal to Fatal Vision " (Boston Phoenix), demonstrates that the jury did not hear the whole truth about the MacDonald case. Evidence that could have freed MacDonald, both physical evidence and witness testimony, was suppressed or distorted. Revealing why the jury heard only part of the truth and what happened to the rest of the evidence, this book offers an unforgettable account of justice gone wrong. For every reader of the bestseller Fatal Vision, by the controversial writer Joe McGinniss, here at last is the complete story.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393315448
  • ISBN-10: 0393315444
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 1997
  • Page Count: 496
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


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