The wrong guys: murder, false confessions, and the Norfolk Four

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On July 8, 1997, nineteen-year-old sailor Billy Bosko returned to his home in Norfolk, Virginia, from a naval cruise to find his wife on the floor of their bedroom, raped and stabbed to death. In this story of justice gone awry, four innocent men separately confess to the heinous crime that none of them actually committed. Though the real perpetrator has since been convicted, three of the four remain in prison today, attesting to the powerful role confessions--even false ones--play in our criminal justice system, where they typically trump fact, reason, and common sense. Writer Wells and law professor Leo interweave a narrative covering the unfolding of the case with an exploration of topics ranging from coercive interrogation, police perjury ("testilying"), and prosecutorial politics, to the role of the death penalty in criminal law.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Murder -- Investigation -- Virginia -- Norfolk, Murder -- Virginia -- Norfolk -- Case studies, Rape -- Virginia -- Norfolk -- Case studies
title_display The wrong guys : murder, false confessions, and the Norfolk Four
title_full The wrong guys : murder, false confessions, and the Norfolk Four / Tom Wells and Richard A. Leo
title_short The wrong guys :
title_sub murder, false confessions, and the Norfolk Four