Life for Death: A True Story of Crime and Punishment
ISBN: 0385145055 Global Overview for this book
1 journaler for this copy...
The book was written by a childhood friend of both boys, whose family more or less took Wayne in as one of their own - visiting him in prison, spending a lot of effort and money they really didn't have trying to get him legal help after his conviction - so he is not a 100% objective reporter. But it's hard to interpret the evidence he found to say anything other than that Wayne got a raw deal - first from his parents and then from the legal system.
The murders took place in 1961. I'd like to think there's more protection today for the Waynes of the world nearly fifty years later, but somehow I'm not entirely convinced that there is. I hope so, anyway.