Double Jeopardy

by Bob Hill

In America, it is illegal to prosecute a person for the same crime, no matter what thecircumstances.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.88 out of 5
  • Published October 1st 1996 by Avon
  • Original Title: Double Jeopardy
  • ISBN: 0380721929 (ISBN13: 9780380721924)
  • Edition Language: English

In America, it is illegal to prosecute a person for the same crime, no matter what the circumstances. It is a law intended to protect the innocent from unfair harassment and persecution.But sometimes it protects the guilty as well.Guilty As SinThe circumstantial evidence against southern businessman Mel Ignatow was solid — effectively damning him for the savage 1988 sex torture/slaying of his former girlfriend, Brenda Schaefer. There was motive, unimpeachable forensic evidence . . . even testimony from an eyewitness who took photographs of the gruesome, horrific crime. But in a Kentucky courtroom, frustration, ignorance, incompetence and fate pulled a supposedly open-and-shut case in shocking, unexpected directions — and tied the concept of American justice into knots that might never be undone.