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Author O'Connor, J. Patrick, author.

Title Justice on fire the Kansas City firefighters case and the railroading of the Marlborough five / J. Patrick O'Connor.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  345.7780252 Oc5j 2018    ---  Available
 Axe Kansas Collection  345.7780252 Oc5j 2018 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  345.788 OCo    ---  Available
Description xiii, 346 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
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Note "This is a book about prosecutorial abuse on steroids that led to five wrongful convictions. Richard Brown, Darlene Edwards, Bryan Sheppard, Frank Sheppard, and Skip Sheppard were convicted in 1997 of causing the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters killed in an arson-fueled explosion on November 29, 1988"-- ECIP prologue.
Appeal in case decided in United States v. Edwards, 159 F.3d 1117 (8th Cir. 1998).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-328) and index.
Contents The last alarm -- What went wrong? -- Investigating the crime -- Investigating the Marlborough neighborhood -- The Marlborough five -- Indicting the Marlborough five -- The trial opens -- The case against the Marlborough five -- The defense -- Closing arguments and verdict -- Sentencing -- Appeals -- Affidavits of recantation -- Mike McGraw -- The Department of Justice investigation -- Life in prison -- Interviewing the original KCPD detectives -- Resentencing of Bryan Sheppard -- New evidence.
Subject Edwards, Darlene M. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Arson) -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Trials (Homicide) -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Judicial error -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Fire fighters -- Missouri -- Kansas City -- Death.
Arson investigation -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Homicide investigation -- Missouri -- Kansas City.
Marlborough (Kansas City, Mo.)
Arson investigation. (OCoLC)fst00815173
Fire fighters -- Death. (OCoLC)fst00925383
Homicide investigation. (OCoLC)fst00959684
Judicial error. (OCoLC)fst00984666
Trials. (OCoLC)fst01156290
Trials (Arson) (OCoLC)fst01156302
Trials (Homicide) (OCoLC)fst01156344
Missouri -- Kansas City. (OCoLC)fst01204999
ISBN 9780700626717 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700626724 (ebook)

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