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The last lawyer: the fight to save death row inmates/ John Temple.

Temple, John, 1969- (author.).


Ken Rose has handled more capital appeals cases than almost any other attorney in the United States. The Last Lawyer chronicles Rose's decade-long defense of Bo Jones, a North Carolina farmhand convicted of a 1987 murder. Rose called this his most frustrating case in twenty-five years, and it was one that received scant attention from judges or journalists. The Jones case bares the thorniest issues surrounding capital punishment. Inadequate legal counsel, mental retardation, mental illness, and sketchy witness testimony stymied Jones's original defense. Yet for many years, Rose's advocacy gained no traction, and Bo Jones came within three days of his execution.

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  • ISBN: 9781496809131
  • ISBN: 1604733551
  • Physical Description: 234 pages; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, [2009]
Subject: Rose, Ken, 1956-
Jones, Levon.
Lawyers > North Carolina > Biography.
Death row inmates > North Carolina.
Trials (Murder) > North Carolina.

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Camden County Library District - Osage Beach 364.66092 Temple (Text) 31320003903791 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 09/16/2023

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