George R (Bob) Dekle, Sr.

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

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Selected Works

Legal History
Surveys all of the homicide cases defended by Lincoln for which we have surviving evidence. Looks at a number of other criminal cases, including some of his prosecutions.
Analyzes the evidence presented at trial and critiques the performance of both the prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Examines Lincoln's performance in People v. Armstrong.
Looking through the eyes of a prosecutor, the book reconstructs the course of the trial of Jesus and critiques the actions of the prosecutors and judge.
True Crime
A compelling first-hand account of the prosecution of one of America’s most notorious serial killers.
Practice Manual
Sound, practical instruction on how to plan and execute a winning cross examination.
Real-world advice for newly-hired prosecutors or law students serving clinical internships in a prosecutor's office.
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.
Miscellaneous