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By Stephanie Hoover

On a stormy November night in 1885, John Sharpless responded a knock on his door. lower than an hour later, he was once stumbled on lifeless in his barn from a blow to the again of the pinnacle; his bloodstained hat lay subsequent to him at the floor. A $3,000 gift for the killer sparked an overzealous bounty hunt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, and diverse blameless males have been arrested. Samuel Johnson--a neighborhood African American guy with a felony record--was charged. regardless of the Widow Sharpless's insistence that Johnson was once now not the guy who had come to their door, he was once attempted and sentenced to hold. writer Stephanie Hoover bargains an in-depth research of the crime. From the occasions of that evening and the mishandling of the research by means of a corrupt police strength to the trial and conviction of Johnson and the efforts of the Quaker neighborhood to allure the sentence, Hoover profiles a miscarriage of justice in Delaware County.

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