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The Innocent Man Murder and Justice In a Small town

TRUE CRIME. Ron Williamson was a star college sportsman in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. When he left to pursue his dreams he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll, and he returned to Ada a lonely drifter. Soon after his homecoming, a local cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. With no immediate leads, the police worked the case for five years before arresting Williamson and charging him with her murder. Despite no physical evidence, and based largely on the testimony of jailhouse snitches, he was found guilty at trial and sent to death row. Left to await his fate, Williamson was the only person to know the terrible truth: that an innocent man had been sent on a journey to hell. A journey from which he might never return.

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  • "Innocent man: murder and injustice in a small town"@en
  • "Xiao zhen yuan an ji shi"
  • "Ubiĭstvo i nespravedlivost v edin malŭk grad"
  • "Proyecto Williamson"
  • "Innocent man"
  • "Innocent man"@he
  • "Innocent man"@it
  • "小鎮冤案紀實"

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  • "TRUE CRIME. Ron Williamson was a star college sportsman in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. When he left to pursue his dreams he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll, and he returned to Ada a lonely drifter. Soon after his homecoming, a local cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. With no immediate leads, the police worked the case for five years before arresting Williamson and charging him with her murder. Despite no physical evidence, and based largely on the testimony of jailhouse snitches, he was found guilty at trial and sent to death row. Left to await his fate, Williamson was the only person to know the terrible truth: that an innocent man had been sent on a journey to hell. A journey from which he might never return."@en
  • "TRUE CRIME. Ron Williamson was a star college sportsman in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma. When he left to pursue his dreams he seemed destined for glory. But years of injury, drinking, drugs and women took their toll, and he returned to Ada a lonely drifter. Soon after his homecoming, a local cocktail waitress was raped and murdered. With no immediate leads, the police worked the case for five years before arresting Williamson and charging him with her murder. Despite no physical evidence, and based largely on the testimony of jailhouse snitches, he was found guilty at trial and sent to death row. Left to await his fate, Williamson was the only person to know the terrible truth: that an innocent man had been sent on a journey to hell. A journey from which he might never return."
  • "Rrun fait divers, Grisham démonte la mécanique policière et judiciaire qui a conduit un innocent jusqu'au couloir de la mort. En 1982, Debbie Carter est violée et assassinée. Les indices conduisent à un ancien ami de lycée, mais c'est Williamson, un ancien joueur de base-ball devenu alcoolique, qui sera arrêté et condamné 5 ans plus tard. L'usage des tests ADN se répand et 12 ans plus tard..."
  • "Follows the trial, conviction, and death sentence of former Oakland A's player Ron Williamson."
  • ""D'un fait divers, Grisham démonte la mécanique policière et judiciaire qui a conduit un innocent jusqu'au couloir de la mort. En 1982, Debbie Carter est violée et assassinée. Les indices conduisent à un ancien ami de lycée, mais c'est Williamson, un ancien joueur de base-ball devenu alcoolique, qui sera arrêté et condamné 5 ans plus tard. L'usage des tests ADN se répand et 12 ans plus tard ..."
  • "In 1971, Ron Williamson left Ada, Oklahoma, to play baseball for the Oakland A's. It was a dream come true that shattered six years later, after drinking and drugs led him down the wrong road. Anyone could see that Williamson was in bad shape. But was he a killer? When cocktail waitress Debra Sue Carter was murdered in 1982, police were convinced that Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz were responsible, even though she was seen arguing with an ex-boyfriend the night she was killed. Based on zero physical evidence and the word of jailhouse informers, the two men were hounded for years before they were arrested and found guilty. But while Fritz was given a life sentence, Williamson was sent to Death Row."@en
  • "This is a true story of a criminal justice system gone wrong. In 1982, awaitress named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered. Ron Williamson was found guilty of the crime and sent to Death Row."@en
  • "IN the town of Ada, Oklahama, ROn WIlliamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagies, Ron Stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drigs and women."
  • "Ron Williamson sitzt 11 Jahre unschuldig in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor seiner Hinrichtung gibt es Beweise für seine Unschuld. Ein Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt."
  • "In the major-league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory." "Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa." "In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder."
  • "When Ron Williamson signed with the Oakland A's in 1971, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big-league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits. He moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a twenty-one-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for reasons that were never clear, the police suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were arrested and charged with capital murder. The prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this audiobook will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this audiobook will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this audiobook will infuriate you."@en
  • "John Grisham tackles nonfiction for the first time with The Innocent Man, a true tale about murder and injustice in a small town (that reads like one of his own bestselling novels). The Innocent Man chronicles the story of Ron Williamson, how he was arrested and charged with a crime he did not commit, how his case was (mis)handled and how an innocent man was sent to death row. Grisham's first work of nonfiction is shocking, disturbing, and enthralling--a must read for fiction and nonfiction fans. We had the opportunity to talk with John Grisham about the case and the book, read his responses below."@en
  • "John Grisham's first work of nonfiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits-- drinking, drugs, and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept twenty hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21-year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jailhouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to death row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you."
  • "Basándose en una historia real, John Grisham se adentra en la vida de un hombre condenado injustamente a la pena de muerte: Ronald Keith Williamson, acusado del asesinato de una mujer. Tras doce años de prisión, sus abogados lograron demostrar su inocencia cinco días antes de la fecha en que debía ser ajusticiado.--Desde la descripción de la editorial."
  • "Eines Morgens wird Debbie Carter vergewaltigt und erwürgt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden. Sechs Jahre später werden Ron Williamson und sein Freund Dennis Fritz aufgrund einer Falschaussage der Tat bezichtigt. Williamson wird zum Tode, Fritz zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Beide beteuern ihre Unschuld. Elf Jahre verbringt Williamson unter grausamen und entwürdigenden Haftbedingungen in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor der Hinrichtung zeigt eine DNA-Untersuchung, dass weder Fritz noch Williamson die Tat begangen haben können. Sie werden freigesprochen. Der wahre Täter, damaliger Hauptbelastungszeuge der Anklage, wird wenig später verhaftet. Fünf Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stirbt Ron Williamson an den Folgen der Haft."
  • "Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown."@en
  • "Presents the real-life case of Ron Williamson, a mentally ill former baseball player who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the 1982 murder of a 21-year-old woman in his Oklahoma hometown."
  • "#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron?s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death?in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man?s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, John Grisham?s first work of nonfiction reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence?a book no American can afford to miss.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators."@en
  • "In 1982, a waitress in Oklahoma, called Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered. For five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected a major league drop-out and his friend Dennis Fitz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's defence was built on hearsay and unreliable testimonies."
  • "Die Hölle auf Erden - Die Packende Geschichte eines Justizskandals In der Tradition von Truman Capotes "Kaltblütig" widmet sich John Grisham einem Kriminalfall, der erschütterndes Zeugnis ablegt über die Ungerechtigkeit eines modernen Rechtssystems. Brillant erzählt und getragen von grosser Sympathie für seinen Helden, wird Ron Williamsons Schicksal zu einem packenden Thriller, der nicht mehr aus der Hand zu legen ist. Debbie Carter arbeitet als Bardame im "Coachlight Club" in Ada, Oklahoma. Sie ist beliebt bei den Gästen. Auch Ron Williamson, ehemaliger Baseballprofi und Stammgast im Club, sitzt oft bei ihr an der Bar. Eines Morgens wird die junge Frau vergewaltigt und erwürgt in ihrer Wohnung aufgefunden. Sechs Jahre später werden Ron Williamson und sein Freund Dennis Fritz aufgrund einer Falschaussage der Tat bezichtigt. Williamson wird zum Tode, Fritz zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt. Beide beteuern ihre Unschuld. Elf Jahre verbringt Williamson unter grausamen und entwürdigenden Haftbedingungen in der Todeszelle. Kurz vor der Hinrichtung zeigt eine DNA-Untersuchung, dass weder Fritz noch Williamson die Tat begangen haben können. Sie werden freigesprochen. Der wahre Täter, damaliger Hauptbelastungszeuge der Anklage, wird wenig später verhaftet. Fünf Jahre nach seiner Freilassung stirbt Ron Williamson an den Folgen der Haft. John Grisham hat 24 Romane, ein Sachbuch, einen Erzählband und drei Jugendbücher veröffentlicht. Seine Bücher wurden in 38 Sprachen übersetzt. Er lebt in Virginia und Mississippi."
  • "Waargebeurd verhaal over een strafproces in de Verenigde Staten, waarbij vier mannen wegens twee moorden op jonge vrouwen tot de doodstraf werden veroordeeld, terwijl het bewijsmateriaal hun onschuld overtuigend aantoonde."
  • "Includes material on Dennis Fritz, Tommy Ward, and Karl Fontenot."

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  • "True crime stories"@en
  • "Krimis, Thriller, Spionage"
  • "Trials, litigation, etc"
  • "Trials, litigation, etc"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Spanish language materials"
  • "Livres en gros caractères"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "biografier"
  • "Non-fiction"
  • "Literatura faktu"
  • "Powieść kryminalna amerykańska"@pl
  • "Powieść kryminalna amerykańska"
  • "Detective and mystery stories"
  • "Powieść sensacyjna amerykańska"@pl
  • "Translations"@he
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biografie"
  • "Online-Publikation"

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  • "The Innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town"
  • "Ḥaf mi-peshaʻ"
  • "El proyecto Williamson"
  • "Nguoi vo toi"
  • "Inosent'ŭ maen = the innocent man"
  • "The Innocent Man Murder and Justice In a Small town"@en
  • "The Innocent Man:Murder and Injustice in a Small"@en
  • "Wu gu zhi ren : xiao zhen yuan an ji shi"
  • "El inocente : [una historia real]"
  • "Người vô tội : tiểu thuyết"
  • "˜Derœ Gefangene"
  • "Den oskyldige mannen : mord och orättvisa i en småstad"@sv
  • "Den oskyldige mannen : mord och orättvisa i en småstad"
  • "El Proyecto Williamson : [una historia real]"
  • "이노센트맨 = the innocent man"
  • "He historia henos athōou"
  • "Wu gu zhe ren : xiao zhen yuan an ji shi"
  • "El Proyecto Williamson : una historia real"@es
  • "El Proyecto Williamson : una historia real"
  • "The innocent man : murder and justice in a small town"
  • "L'accusé"@en
  • "L'accusé"
  • "L'accus"@en
  • "De gevangene"
  • "Niewinny"@pl
  • "Niewinny"
  • "The Innocent Man : Murder and Injustice in a Small Town"@en
  • "O inocente : uma história real de crime e injustiçia"
  • "The Innocent Man TB"@en
  • "L'accuse"
  • "The innocent man murder and justice in a small town"
  • "The Innocent Man / Murder and Injustice In A Small Town"@en
  • "The innocent man / murder and injustice in a small town"@en
  • "The innocent man murder and injustice in a small town"
  • "The innocent man murder and injustice in a small town"@en
  • "L'Accusé"
  • "Der Gefangene"
  • "The innocent man (C)"@en
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "The Innocent Man"@en
  • "The Innocent man"@en
  • "The innocent man : murder and injustice in small town"@en
  • "Nevinnii︠a︡t : ubiĭstvo i nespravedlivost v edin malŭk grad"
  • "Nevin čovek : ubistvo i nepravda u jednom gradiću"
  • "THE INNOCENT MAN : MURDER AND INJUSTICE IN A SMALL TOWN"@en
  • "The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town"
  • "The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town"@en
  • "The innocent man : murder and injustice in a small town"@it
  • "El Proyecto Williamson"
  • "Nevinný : vražda a nespravedlnost na malém městě"
  • "Uskyldig dømt"@da
  • "The innocent man"
  • "The innocent man"@en
  • "חף מפשע"
  • "El inocente"
  • "無辜之人 : 小鎮冤案紀實"
  • "Innocent Man"@en
  • "El proyecto Williamson/ The Innocent Man"
  • "The innocent man [text (large print)] : murder and injustice in a small town"
  • "Innocente : una storia vera"
  • "Innocente : una storia vera"@it
  • "Ḥaf mipeša"
  • "Niewinny człowiek"
  • "Niewinny człowiek"@pl
  • "Der Gefangene Roman"
  • "El proyecto Williamson"@es
  • "Az ártatlan ember : gyilkosság és törvénytelenség egy kisvárosban"

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