By John Grisham
For each blameless guy despatched to criminal, there's a responsible one left at the open air. He doesn’t know the way the police and prosecutors bought the incorrect guy, and he definitely doesn’t care. He simply can’t think his strong success. Time passes and he realizes that the error are usually not corrected: the experts think of their case and are decided to get a conviction. He will even watch the trial of the individual wrongly accused of his crime. he's relieved while the decision is responsible. He laughs whilst the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. he's content material to permit an blameless individual to visit legal, to serve tough time, even to be achieved.
Travis Boyette is this sort of guy. In 1998, within the small East Texas urban of Sloan, he kidnapped, raped, and strangled a well-liked highschool cheerleader. He buried her physique in order that it is going to by no means be stumbled on, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a neighborhood soccer superstar, and marched him off to demise row.
Now 9 years have handed. Travis has simply been paroled in Kansas for a special crime; Donté is 4 days clear of his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable mind tumor. For the 1st time in his depressing lifestyles, he comes to a decision to do what’s correct and confess.
yet how can a accountable guy persuade attorneys, judges, and politicians that they’re approximately to execute an blameless guy?