9781634252737

Anatomy of a Confession

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  • ISBN13:

    9781634252737

  • ISBN10:

    163425273X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-07
  • Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
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Summary

Anatomy of a Confession is the story of the 1990 murder trial of Debra Milke. Two men—Debra’s boyfriend at the time and a friend of his—murdered Debra’s four year-old son in the Arizona desert. One of them implicated the boy’s mother. Even before Debra was questioned, the police hung a guilty tag on her. Debra Milke spent twenty-three years on death row for the murder of her four year-old son based solely on a confession she never gave. This is also the story of Detective Armando Saldate, his history of extracting forced confessions, and the role the Phoenix Police Department played in the cover-up and misconduct in its handling of the Milke investigation. Anatomy of a Confession is a vivid and shocking reminder of what America’s vaunted presumption of innocence is all about.

Author Biography

Gary L. Stuart is a Phoenix-based lawyer and author.

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