By John Grisham
For each blameless guy despatched to felony, there's a in charge one left at the open air. He doesn’t know how the police and prosecutors received the incorrect guy, and he definitely doesn’t care. He simply can’t think his reliable good fortune. Time passes and he realizes that the error are not corrected: the specialists think of their case and are decided to get a conviction. He can even watch the trial of the individual wrongly accused of his crime. he's relieved while the decision is in charge. He laughs whilst the police and prosecutors congratulate themselves. he's content material to permit an blameless individual to visit criminal, to serve tough time, even to be completed.
Travis Boyette is this type of guy. In 1998, within the small East Texas urban of Sloan, he kidnapped, raped, and strangled a favored highschool cheerleader. He buried her physique in order that it can by no means be discovered, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, an area soccer megastar, and marched him off to demise row.
Now 9 years have handed. Travis has simply been paroled in Kansas for a distinct crime; Donté is 4 days clear of his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable mind tumor. For the 1st time in his depressing existence, he makes a decision to do what’s correct and confess.
yet how can a in charge guy persuade legal professionals, judges, and politicians that they’re approximately to execute an blameless guy?