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CHRONICLES OF CRIME AND CRIMINALS

An experimental volume I self-published which tells the stories of some of the cases I handled during my 32 year career as a trial lawyer.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction, 1

Chapter1: Deciding to Become a Lawyer, 4

Chapter 2: My First Murder Case, 9

Chapter 3: The Ballad of the Blind Victim, 21

Chapter 4: My First Capital Murder Case, 27

Chapter 5: The Wrong Man Murder, 37

Chapter 6: The Risks Associated with Being a Prosecutor, 41

Chapter 7: My Second Capital Murder Case, 49

Chapter 8: Genuine Self-Defense, 55

Chapter 9: Memories of Murder Weapons, 60

Chapter 10: Taxicab Confessions, 64

Chapter 11: Police Shootings, 71

Chapter 12: The “He Ran His Hand in His Pocket” Defense to a Charge of Murder, 77

Chapter 13: The Prosecutor’s Dictionary, 82

Chapter 14: Men Who Kill Police Officers, 87

Chapter 15: Jury Duty, 90

Chapter 16: Jurors and Jury Selection, 94

Chapter 17: Remembering 9-11, 97

Chapter 18: Thoughts on Police Shootings, 100

Chapter 19: The Hard Witnesses, 105

Chapter 20: Friday Night Fights, 111

Chapter 21: Ted Bundy—Celebrity Slayer, 114