Adams V. Texas

Randall Adams, Author, William Hoffer, With, Marilyn Mona Hoffer, With St. Martin's Press $19.95 (347p) ISBN 978-0-312-05811-1
In 1976 Ohioan Randall Adams, 28, who had gone to Dallas to seek work, was arrested for the murder of a police officer actually slain by 16-year-old David Harris, with whom Adams had spent part of the day. The prosecutor, Douglas Mulder, suppressed or distorted evidence and bribed witnesses; presiding over the trial was ``hanging judge'' Donald J. Metcalfe. Adams was convicted and sentenced to death. After 12 years in jail--described by Adams and the Hoffers ( Midnight Express ) as a barbarous experience--the prisoner was ultimately exonerated and freed, even though many Dallas judicial officials refused to accept his innocence. Adams's account of his ordeal is a scathing indictment of Texas justice. Unfortunately, however, this exceedingly depressing book lacks the dramatic pulse of Errol Morris's film about the case, The Thin Blue Line. (June)
Reviewed on: 06/03/1991
Release date: 06/01/1991
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-312-92778-3
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