Anatomy of a Confession: The Debra Milke Case by Gary L. Stuart

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By Gary L. Stuart

Anatomy of a Confession is the tale of the 1990 homicide trial of Debra Milke. males -- James Styers, a kinfolk pal and unmarried father of a year-old daughter, and his buddy, Roger Scott - murdered Debra's 4 year-old son within the Arizona barren region. one in all them implicated the boy's mom. Even ahead of Debra used to be puzzled, the police hung a to blame tag on her. Debra Milke spent twenty-three years on demise row for the homicide of her four-year-old son established exclusively on a confession she by no means gave. this is often additionally the tale of Detective Armando Saldate, his heritage of coercing confessions and violating Miranda criteria, and the function the Phoenix Police division performed within the cover-up and misconduct in its dealing with of the Milke research. ultimately, Anatomy of a Confession examines the prosecutor who most likely knew approximately Detective Saldate's previous and that the "confession" was once most likely bogus, but in addition knew that with out it, he had no case opposed to Debra. just like the absolute best of real crime narratives, Anatomy of a Confession is a brilliant and surprising reminder of what America's vaunted presumption of innocence is all approximately and the way extraordinarily flawed issues can cross whilst the legal justice method is abused through the very humans intended to uphold it.

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