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By Gary L. Stuart

Anatomy of a Confession is the tale of the 1990 homicide trial of Debra Milke. males -- James Styers, a relations buddy and unmarried father of a year-old daughter, and his good friend, Roger Scott - murdered Debra's 4 year-old son within the Arizona wilderness. one among them implicated the boy's mom. Even ahead of Debra used to be wondered, the police hung a accountable tag on her. Debra Milke spent twenty-three years on demise row for the homicide of her four-year-old son established completely on a confession she by no means gave. this is often additionally the tale of Detective Armando Saldate, his background of coercing confessions and violating Miranda criteria, and the function the Phoenix Police division performed within the cover-up and misconduct in its dealing with of the Milke research. ultimately, Anatomy of a Confession examines the prosecutor who most likely knew approximately Detective Saldate's prior and that the "confession" used to be most likely bogus, but additionally knew that with out it, he had no case opposed to Debra. just like the absolute best of real crime narratives, Anatomy of a Confession is a shiny and surprising reminder of what America's vaunted presumption of innocence is all approximately and the way extraordinarily incorrect issues can move whilst the felony justice procedure is abused via the very humans intended to uphold it.

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