By Vincent Bugliosi
"Bugliosi, the essential prosecutor, has written a criminal offense booklet that are meant to be learn via each legal professional and decide in America."―F. Lee Bailey
On December eleven, 1966, a mysterious murderer shot Henry Stockton to loss of life, set his condo on hearth, and left the scene with out a hint. A 12 months later, whilst a lady was once chanced on brutally killed, shreds of facts instructed a connection among the 2 murders.
within the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi provided an excellent summation that synthesized for the jury the various inferences and colors of that means within the testimony, becoming all the things jointly in a mosaic of guilt. yet will the jury be persuaded?
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