By John Grisham
For each blameless guy despatched to legal, there's a to blame one left at the outdoor. He doesn’t know how the police and prosecutors obtained the inaccurate guy, and he definitely doesn’t care. He simply can’t think his sturdy success. Time passes and he realizes that the error are not corrected: the experts think of their case and are decided to get a conviction. He will also watch the trial of the individual wrongly accused of his crime. he's relieved whilst the decision is accountable. He laughs while the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. he's content material to permit an blameless individual to visit legal, to serve demanding time, even to be accomplished.
Travis Boyette is any such guy. In 1998, within the small East Texas urban of Sloan, he kidnapped, raped, and strangled a favored highschool cheerleader. He buried her physique in order that it's going to by no means be chanced on, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a neighborhood soccer celebrity, and marched him off to dying row.
Now 9 years have handed. Travis has simply been paroled in Kansas for a unique crime; Donté is 4 days clear of his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable mind tumor. For the 1st time in his depressing existence, he comes to a decision to do what’s correct and confess.
yet how can a to blame guy persuade attorneys, judges, and politicians that they’re approximately to execute an blameless guy?