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The Homicide Chronicle

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The Homicide Chronicle will take you through a murder investigation and jury trial like no other. The author, Ralph Shamas, during a law practice of more than 30 years, represented hundreds of clients in criminal cases, including trials in which his clients were charged with murder and capital murder. He now presides over criminal matters as a District Judge. No other auth ...more

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Tim Vicary
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William Shamas is a lawyer who has practised for 35 years in Arizona, and is now a judge. This book, the Homicide Chronicle, is a fictionalized account of a major murder trial in which he was the defense attorney. The names of the characters are changed, but the events and the evidence, he tells the readers, are essentially the same. So it is of great interest both to writers of courtroom dramas, like myself, and to readers of true crime.

Mr Shamas has written a slow-burning, compelling detailed
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Ralph Shamas was born and raised in New Mexico. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. He first represented a citizen accused in 1973, and handled hundreds of cases over 32 years of practicing law.

He was distinguished by the highest possible peer rating which can be bestowed on a lawyer, and
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