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By Linda M. Battisti

In 1958, nineteen-year-old Charles Starkweather received notoriety as one of many nation's first spree killers. He murdered 11 humans in Nebraska and Wyoming. After per week at the run, he was once arrested, later convicted, and sentenced to die within the electrical chair.
 
Starkweather's female friend, Caril Fugate, fourteen, was once with him through the homicide spree. used to be she his hostage or a keen player within the murders that integrated her mom and dad and three-year-old sister? this question nonetheless stirs debate greater than fifty years later. Fugate claims she used to be too terrified to aim escape-Starkweather had advised her he might make a cell name and feature her relatives killed if she disobeyed him. Unbeknownst to her, he had already murdered her family.
 
A jury chanced on her accountable of being an adjunct to first measure homicide. She was once sentenced to lifestyles in legal; besides the fact that, in 1976 she was once paroled. Now, within the 12th sufferer, lawyers Linda M. Battisti and John S. Berry, Sr. pull jointly years of analysis to inform how Fugate used to be a sufferer of either Charles Starkweather and the Nebraska justice procedure. Their booklet tells how the teen was once grilled via prosecuting lawyers for hours ahead of ever being instructed she had a correct to an attorney.
 
The publication information how Starkweather, who gave 9 models of ways the murders happened and had already been sentenced to dying, turned the executive witness opposed to Caril at her trial. The authors additionally reveal how Starkweather was once coached for days by means of prosecutors on the way to testify at Fugate's trial-including now not telling the jury that he had deliberate to kill Caril on 3 separate events. it's a stunning tale that hasn't ever been told.
 
The precise tale of the way a Fourteen-Year-Old Nebraska lady was once Denied Justice in a homicide Case that surprised the Nation

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