A new electronic book by former publisher Peter Rooney offers an in-depth demeanour during a box of Joseph Burrows, who was vindicated from Illinois’s genocide quarrel in 1996. In Die Free: A True Story of Murder, Betrayal and Miscarried Justice, Rooney explains how Burrows was condemned to genocide for a murder of William Dulin formed on snitch testimony. He was convicted essentially on a word of Gayle Potter, who recanted her testimony 8 years after and certified to committing a crime herself. According to one review, “Rooney creates it transparent his book Die Free isn’t an justification opposite a genocide penalty, though simply another instance of because such an impassioned punishment should be re-evaluated. His points are done clearly and with consequence as he sum apparent justification self-denial by an over-aggressive district attorney, threats and danger of a equivocal mentally challenged man, and a aged propagandize thoughts of small women contra big, rugged men.” Rooney is a former staff author for a Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette and is now a executive of open affairs during Amherst College. Joe Burrows died during age 56 in 2009. This case, and identical exonerations, led to a extermination of a genocide chastisement in Illinois in 2011. The book is accessible for electronic download on Amazon.com.
(K. Cantrell, “REVIEW: Die Free: A True Story of Murder, Betrayal and Miscarried Justice by Peter Rooney (eBook),” True Crime Book Reviews, Jul 11, 2011; DPIC posted Jul 25, 2012). See Innocence. Read some-more books on a genocide penalty. Listen to DPIC’s podcast on Innocence.