The Last Meal: Defending an Accused Mass Murderer

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  • Copyright: 2010-11-01
  • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
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"The Last Meal" is the riveting account of how a team of defense attorneys fought to show how their client did not commit the Brown's Chicken and Pasta killings in Chicago, and what happened when that failed to save him from a death sentence.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
The Son Who Didn't Come Homep. 1
A Quick Arrest-or None at All?p. 13
Hopes for a Quick Arrest Diep. 17
Visions and Realityp. 23
˘I Know Who Killed Those People÷p. 29
At Last, Arrests and a Startling Confessionp. 37
Defending a Man Accused of Seven Murdersp. 49
The Attorney and His Clientp. 55
The Death Penalty Awaits the Killerp. 63
The 'Lone Wolf' Defense Becomes a Teamp. 71
Luna's 'Dream Team'p. 79
Searching for 'Holes' in the Casep. 83
Blaming Someone Elsep. 89
Challenging the Prosecution's Strongest Evidencep. 95
Justice at 'Twenty-Sixth and Cal'p. 103
Called to Decide Juan Luna's Fatep. 111
Opening Statementsp. 117
A Complex Trialp. 127
The Gold Standardp. 133
The Palm Print Matchp. 145
˘I Tried to Forget …÷p. 151
Why Come Forward Now?p. 157
Juan Luna's Confessionp. 161
The Slit Throatp. 167
The False Confessionp. 173
Closing Argumentsp. 179
The Jury Weighs Inp. 201
The Final Battle Beginsp. 215
'A Sweet, Quiet, Caring Sort of Person'p. 227
Should He Live or Die?p. 237
The Outcomep. 247
What Does it Mean?p. 253
Postscriptp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
About the Authorp. 263
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