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Description - Swift Injustice by Tracy Mitchell-Milam

When the prosecutor repeatedly proclaimed, "The victim was beaten, tasered, body- slammed, injected, choked, duct-taped, and then burned in the back of a car," the media was ready to persecute Craig Titus for a crime he did not commit. The high-profile case involved a famous bodybuilder, turned reality-television- star, caught in a possible love triangle that ended in an overdose and a drug-fueled cover-up. With the world watching, the homicide detectives and district attorney's office rushed to judgment, and charged Craig Titus with the crime of Murder. Without any physical evidence to prove that a murder had actually taken place, and before the final autopsy and toxicology reports were released, the overzealous prosecutor leaked inaccurate information to the media. From there, the trial played out in the media, before the case ever made it to court. When the autopsy results did not support the State's theory of murder, the prosecutor stacked the charges and added kidnapping, making it a capital offense. Craig Titus was arrested in 2005 and sentenced in 2008. So what happened in the years leading up to the final court date? Swift Injustice fills in the blanks by providing details about the tragic events that unfolded in December of 2005 to the plea deal and sentence for Second Degree Murder in 2008. In the end, the prosecutor built his political campaign around the case, and the judge walked away with a court television show. The Judge's television show was called Swift Justice. Unfortunately for Craig Titus, justice was neither swift nor just; it was Swift Injustice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780578164571
ISBN-10: 0578164574
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Tmm Publishing
Publisher: Tmm Publishing
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2015

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