THE READER'S DIGEST MURDER CASE by Fulton Oursler

THE READER'S DIGEST MURDER CASE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An abridgement of a trial which, in time, ran for almost two months and which on paper ran to 4000 pages, here curtailed to some 500. the trial itself involved the hold-up of a Reader's Digest mail and pay truck and the fatal shooting of an employee, Andrew Petrini. As a story, there is quite frankly very little to attract the interested criminal bystander in the case, which was a simple problem, or the participants, habitues with a record- over and above the fact that they had been released too soon for the public good under a too lenient parole system. But for those interested in the prosecution of a case, the authentic demonstration of court practice and procedure, the methods of examination and cross-examination, the introduction of material evidence and exhibits, the obstructive efforts of the defense attorney in behalf of his clients, down to the final summations and sentences- the death penalty for three of the four involved-, this provides a verbatim transcript. At a guess, they will be lawyers rather than lay readers.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1952
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young