Friday, April 11, 2014

The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath

The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing AftermathThe Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath by Michael Griesbach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

What an interesting story, especially since it was a non-fiction book. I am also truly shocked that the prosecutor wrote the story. Usually a defense attorney or the wrongfully accused themselves write the book, but either way it was a good read.

Steven Avery spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Avery is well known in the community for getting in to trouble. Right before he was jailed for this crime, he was in the process of being sentenced for ambushing the deputy Sheriff’s wife off the road and tried to force her into his car. Only he didn’t because she had her young child with her and he let her go. What would have happened if that child was not with her that day, nobody knows?

So of course when a well-known woman was attacked, left for dead, and almost raped, the Sheriff knew if had to be Mr. Avery. With the turn of the century DNA testing, it was shown that Mr. Avery did not commit that crime and was let out of prison 18 years later.

People in the community still think that Steven Avery is guilty. When a freelance photographer who went missing for several days and her body found brutally murdered, and her car is found on Steven Avery’s property, questions start flying.

Did this innocent man really get out of prison and go on a rampage for being jailed for so long?

Are the police setting him up again to get revenge on the wrongful conviction charge?

Is Steven Avery really innocent of both crimes?

Read the book and find out.

A very good crime thriller!


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