No body No motive No witnesses And yet Sue Neill-Fraser is jailed for 26 years | SOUTHERN * JUSTICE. . . - | - - o - to a jo o - * ----- - - - - A chilling cold case
examination that uncovers how an innocent woman was found guilty of murder.
Author: Colin McLaren
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: True Crime
Who really murdered Bob Chappell? Veteran ex-detective and author of JFK: The Smoking Gun, Colin McLaren, uncovers disturbing new evidence that an innocent woman is in jail. Daybreak, Sandy Bay, Hobart, 27 January 2009. A yacht, the Four Winds, is seen listing low to the waterline. When police board the sinking vessel there is no sign of the owners, Bob Chappell and Sue Neill-Fraser but, disturbingly, they find blood and a knife. Bob Chappell is never seen again. The blood spatter leads police to the conclusion that he has been murdered. Remarkably, Sue Neill-Fraser is arrested, found guilty and sentenced to 26 years' imprisonment. May, 2016. Bestselling true-crime author Colin McLaren probes the notorious cold case that grips Australia. What he discovers shocks him. No body, no motive, no witnesses, a puddle of unexplained DNA liquid, undisclosed police documents, insubstantial scenarios - all lead him to believe Sue Neill-Fraser was wrongly convicted. He is not alone, as lawyers line up to help her. August 2017. Sue Neill-Fraser remains in prison. When questions are asked of her conviction, new witnesses are charged, including a lawyer, and unbearable pressure is applied until, fearing for his own liberty, Colin McLaren flees the country. Southern Justice lays out the evidence that should force a Royal Commission to reopen the case and exonerate an innocent woman. The guilty are still out there! '. . . the worst miscarriage of justice in Australia's history' Robert Richter QC
Still he had not seen Justice. Had they been so far behind that James had time to
do something to her and make a run for it? They picked up the trail again and
saw that there were again two sets of footprints again one fiirther behind then the
Author: Suzanne L. Pearce
Justice is anything but a typical southern bell. Her strong opinions and feisty temper has driven away more than one suitor. She longed for a man who would accept her for all she was and who shared her beliefs. She is convinced such a man does not exist, until she meets David. This tanned muscular man opens the door to love and ecstasy. For her there is no other. David is a horse rancher whose lifestyle and beliefs went against every southerner's way of life. He is a self-made man in search of a woman who will not only fit into his way of life but enhance it. Against the odds they find each other only to be torn apart. They will have to fight to preserve their love or die trying.
Arkansas Knights: Southern Justice The continuing drama of the struggle to make
the Mississippi River states into a vital part of a growing country against those
that would turn it into a corridor for illegal drugs and criminal enterprise.
Author: Bill Kinkade
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The story of my first book, Arkansas Knights, and this sequel, Southern Justice, was inspired by actual events. I grew up in Southeast Missouri and, after college at the University of Missouri, lived in Kansas City for seven years. The most memorable time in Kansas City I spent as an agent for a prestigious private detective agency, aiding in the conviction and sentencing of seven people to Leavenworth Federal Prison.
In 1879, Franklin County, Mississippi, George Walker Guice’s seemingly normal life is forever altered as he quickly takes center stage in a feud with the neighboring Hawley family. The feud, which will end on the busy streets of Natchez, Mississippi, in 1881, quickly turns violent. Between 1879 and 1883, a very young George W. Guice will be shot by his nemesis, retaliate against his adversary, face a murder trial, lose an appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court, and surrender himself to
When a "Jane Doe" is found brutally beaten and barely alive, detective Lane O'Shay is drawn to the case for personal reasons.
Author: Terri Avery
When a "Jane Doe" is found brutally beaten and barely alive, detective Lane O'Shay is drawn to the case for personal reasons. As she unravels the truth behind the vicious assault, deep and painful traumas in her own life seem to mirror those of Jane Doe. As the case progresses, a friendship grows between these once total strangers, and the closer they become, the more Lane's past secrets begins to surface.
In Southern Justice, author Joel Thornton presents the last of the old southern lawyers: an aristocratic lawyer everyone calls T.J.-an icon in Rome, Georgia.
Author: Joel H. Thornton
Murder in small town Georgia leads to a trial where the only victim, other than Bobby Lee Jones, is the truth. In Southern Justice, author Joel Thornton presents the last of the old southern lawyers: an aristocratic lawyer everyone calls T.J.-an icon in Rome, Georgia. In a moment of weakness, T.J. puts everything he has built on the line by agreeing to represent Bobby Lee Jones, an African American, considered by many to be retarded, who stands accused of killing three white boys. In cold blood. The problems? Bobby Lee can't remember anything. The evidence, although sparse, is incriminating. And the town has already decided that Bobby Lee, and everyone who helps him, should be hanged. Will T.J. be able to save this simple man? Can T.J. salvage his reputation? Will the defense fall victim to Southern Justice? Watch the courtroom drama unfold as T.J. works his way through the lies, pulling at the thread of truth only he believes is there-the thread of truth every good lawyer knows runs through every courtroom.
t Biloxi, Mississippi couple, shot to death in their home.
Author: Edward Humes
Category: True Crime
On a quiet September afternoon, Lynne Sposito learned that her parents, Vincent and Margaret Sherry, had been shot to death in their Biloxi, Mississippi, home. One of the city's most prominent couples -- he served as Circuit Court judge and she was runnng for mayor -- the Sherry's were mourned by a community. But for a stunned and grieving daughter, the nightmare was hust beginning. Racing to Biloxi for answers, Lynne found the police investigation in chaos. The only sure lead was that the Sherry's murder somehow was connected to the Dixie Mafia, a predatory band of criminals who ran Biloxi's beachfront hub of sex, drugs, and sleaze known as The Strip. Lynne, armed with a savvy private eye -- and a .357 Magnum -- set out to accomplish what the authorities could not or would not do: hunt down her parents' assassins and bring them to justice. Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes delivers a shocking and bizarre tale set against a teeming underworld of merciless killers, ruthless con men, and venal politicians. Mississippi Mud portrays how one woman's steely obsession for the truth shook a city to its foundation -- and nearly destroyed everything she loved.
This is the story of how these two disparate young men come together in a common cause and the judicial proceedings tha
Author: Frank K. Martin
Several decades in preparation, Sex and Consequences has been read approvingly by educators, parents, and most recently a published pediatrician/psychologist.* It is neither a pick-and-choose encyclopedic approach nor a "how-to" book. It is a thoughtfully, caringly developed bioethical guide to responsible sexual behavior in the broader context of ethical social behavior toward life fulfillment. Respectful of the idealistic call for abstinence, it realistically examines other models. It is consistent with the guidelines of former Surgeon General David Satcher's 2001 report on sex education, suppressed by the current administration. Young people want guidance in this part of their lives as in other areas. They want openness, honesty, full information, and above all an appraisal of consequences, whether desirable or undesirable. This book, then, is an attempt at an ethically realistic approach to biologically oriented sex education, thus to promote trustful and healthy lives. It is intended as much for parents, guidance counselors, and teachers as it is for young readers age eleven into adulthood. *The following comment is by permission of William B. Carey, M.D., author of Understanding Your Child's Temperament, Macmillan, Inc, 1997, revised edition 2005: "An excellent presentation. Don't you wish we had it years ago? Congratulations!"
Framed by the tale of two lynchings—one illegally carried out at the start of the last century, and the other carried out with legal due process at the end of it, The Big Eddy Club is a gripping, revealing drama, full of evocatively drawn ...
Author: David Rose
Publisher: The New Press
Category: True Crime
Over eight bloody months in the mid-1970s, a serial rapist and murderer terrorized Columbus, Georgia, killing seven affluent, elderly white women by strangling them in their beds. In 1986, eight years after the last murder, an African American, Carlton Gary, was convicted for these crimes and sentenced to death. Though to this day many in the city doubt his guilt, he remains on death row. Award-winning reporter David Rose has followed this case for a decade, in an investigation that led him to, among other places, The Big Eddy Club—an all-white, private, members-only club in Columbus, frequented by the town’s most prominent judges and lawyers . . . as well as most of the seven murdered women. In this setting, Rose brings to light the city’s bloodstained history of racism, lynching, and unsolved, politically motivated murder. Framed by the tale of two lynchings—one illegally carried out at the start of the last century, and the other carried out with legal due process at the end of it, The Big Eddy Club is a gripping, revealing drama, full of evocatively drawn characters, insidious institutions, and the extraordinary connections that bind past and present. The book is also a compelling, accessible, and timely exploration of race and criminal justice, not only in the context of the South, but in the whole of the United States, as it addresses the widespread corruption of due process as a tool of racial oppression.
Full of easy-to-implement ideas, it tackles the top practical and emotional problems that parents face, offering new tools and techniques to:- create confident children- cut stress and boost energy- find more time to enjoy your family- ...
Author: Suzanne Lebsock
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Recounts the events surrounding the dramatic post-Civil War trial of a young African American sawmill hand who was accused of ax murdering a white woman on her Virginia farm and who implicated three other women in the crime. Reprint.
While scholars have challenged Hollywood's stereotypes of the South, few
historians of crime and punishment really have questioned the popular premise
that the southern justice system was uniquely brutal because of the region's ugly
Author: Matthew D. Lassiter
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
"More than one-third of the population of the United States now lives in the South, a region where politics, race relations, and the economy have changed dramatically since World War II. Yet scholars and journalists continue to disagree over whether the modern South is dominating, deviating from, or converging with the rest of the nation. This collection asks how the stories of American history chance if the South is no longer seen as a region apart--as the conservative exception to a liberal nation."--Back cover.
Small-town police departments in the South, like their counterparts elsewhere,
have a much less complex role. ... Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and
Police Science (July–August 1960); Southern Regional Council, Southern Justice: An ...
Author: James W. Ely Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.
For many years historians have argued that "justice" for Southern antebellum
whites "was mixed at best." The whiter the skin, it seemed, the better matters
stood for the felon, especially when the fate awaiting the black criminal, slave or
Author: Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, hailed in The Washington Post as "a work of enormous imagination and enterprise" and in The New York Times as "an important, original book," Southern Honor revolutionized our understanding of the antebellum South, revealing how Southern men adopted an ancient honor code that shaped their society from top to bottom. Using legal documents, letters, diaries, and newspaper columns, Wyatt-Brown offers fascinating examples to illuminate the dynamics of Southern life throughout the antebellum period. He describes how Southern whites, living chiefly in small, rural, agrarian surroundings, in which everyone knew everyone else, established the local hierarchy of kinfolk and neighbors according to their individual and familial reputation. By claiming honor and dreading shame, they controlled their slaves, ruled their households, established the social rankings of themselves, kinfolk, and neighbors, and responded ferociously against perceived threats. The shamed and shameless sometimes suffered grievously for defying community norms. Wyatt-Brown further explains how a Southern elite refined the ethic. Learning, gentlemanly behavior, and deliberate rather than reckless resort to arms softened the cruder form, which the author calls "primal honor." In either case, honor required men to demonstrate their prowess and engage in fierce defense of individual, family, community, and regional reputation by duel, physical encounter, or war. Subordination of African-Americans was uppermost in this Southern ethic. Any threat, whether from the slaves themselves or from outside agitation, had to be met forcefully. Slavery was the root cause of the Civil War, but, according to Wyatt-Brown, honor pulled the trigger. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this anniversary edition of a classic work offers readers a compelling view of Southern culture before the Civil War.
Southern. Justice. As the nation stirred over John F. Kennedy's announcement
that he would seek his party's nomination for president, federal district judge
Sidney Mize announced he would empanel the federal grand jury on Monday
Author: Howard Smead
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Reconstructs the case of Mack Charles Parker, a young African-American man who was lynched by a white mob in 1959 after being charged with the rape of a white woman in Poplarville, Mississippi.
5 Stretching Generic Boundaries : Walker Percy , Truman Capote , and Michael
Malone Walker Percy , Truman Capote , and Michael Malone — members of the
pantheon of critically acclaimed contemporary Southern authorswrote detective ...
Author: J. Kenneth Van Dover
Publisher: Popular Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Isn't Justice Always Unfair? explores the uncommonly long and uncommonly rich relationship between the fictional detective and his or her South. It covers the satires and parodies of Mark Twain, the stories of Melville Davisson Post and Irvin S. Cobb, and includes the many writers who are using the detective story to compose inquiries into the character of life in the South today. At the center of the book lies an analysis of William Faulkner's exploitation of the genre.
Over the years , state and southern scholars ignored the Reid - Cornelison
controversy . Only three exceptions occurred . In 1916 , Frankfort attorney L. F.
Johnson's Famous Kentucky Tragedies and Trials devoted 11 of its 336 pages of
text to ...
Author: James C. Klotter
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
That seemingly minor event in the small town of Mount Sterling became national front-page news. Northerners and southerners alike raised questions regarding Reid's response. Would he react as a Christian gentleman, a man of the law, and let the legal system take its course, or would he follow the manly dictates of the code of honor and challenge his assailant? Which choice would win out in Kentucky's notoriously violent society?
In that same small southern town in 1986, Eric's Uncle Floyd was also murdered
while he slept at his home by three people he knew. Both crimes were committed
by African Americans and went unpunished by the Southern justice system.
Author: Eric Triplett
Publisher: Author House
In my first semester of college I wrote a short poem for a homework assignment. My English professor Dr. Jeff Koloze, asked If I had ever considered publishing any of it. I had written poetry in the past and the only person I ever let read it is my best friend David Binion. My passion is African American history, and I find it somewhat despicable that my people have suffered some of the greatest atrocities known to man. As I began to write the poems contained in this book, my own personal tragedies resurfaced and took center stage. These stories are not discussed in the public sector as quickly as tragedies to other races are, and some or most of them are viewed only as a statistic. It is my wish these poems can offer some liberation that is brought on by absolute hatred of one's own race and those who may hate you.