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By John Hollway,Ronald M. Gauthier

In 1984, John Thompson was once convicted and sentenced to dying for the homicide of a white guy in New Orleans, Louisiana. He used to be despatched to Angola felony and restricted to his cellphone twenty-three hours an afternoon. even if, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and simply wanted attorneys who believed that his trial have been mishandled and who could step as much as the plate opposed to the robust DA's workplace. yet who may struggle for Thompson's innocence while he did not have an alibi for the evening of the homicide and there have been key witnesses to verify his guilt?

Killing Time is set the eighteen-year quest for John Thompson's freedom from a wrongful homicide conviction. After Philadelphia legal professionals Michael Banks and Gordon Cooney tackle his case, they try to discover parts of misconduct in his past trials whereas grappling with their questions about Thompson's innocence. John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier have interviewed Thompson and the legal professionals in regards to the case and paint a pragmatic and compelling portrait of lifestyles on dying row and the corruption within the Louisiana police and DA's place of work. whilst it's discovered that facts was once mishandled in a prior trial that resulted in his demise sentence within the homicide case, Thompson is ultimately on his street to freedom—a trip that keeps to today. whole with an up to date afterword describing Thompson's 2011 civil swimsuit opposed to Harry Connick Sr. and the hot Orleans DA's place of work and the superb Court's surprising verdict.

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