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A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, a False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff

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When he went to bed on the night of September 6, 1988, seventeen-year-old Marty Tankleff was a typical kid in the upscale Long Island community of Belle Terre. He was looking forward to starting his senior year at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School the next day. But instead, Marty woke in the morning to find his parents brutally bludgeoned, their throats slashed. His mother, ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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fCriminal Injustice tells the story of Marty Tenkleff who confessed and was convicted of the crime of killing his parents and released nearly two decades later based upon massive evidence that his confession was not true and that other persons actually committed he crime. While the book is overly long and drags at points, it spotlights some important issues in the American criminal justice system. The most narrow of these is the issue of coerced confessions. But in spotlighting this issue, A Cri ...more
Krysten Klein
My review is bias because this all happened in my home town on the first day of our senior year go HS. With that said, I could not put this book down. Such a tragic story, but one that needs to be told. Inspiring story of those who just did not give up.
Tim Hill
I've been following Marty Tankleff's story since I was a kid - growing up a few towns over from him.

His story is one that is so incredible - it defies logic. A man, wrongfully convicted of killing his parents, who spent 17 years in prison mostly because prosecutors and police wanted to make sure he stayed there. It's a story that will outrage anyone and will shake to the core your faith in the justice system.

This book captures every riveting detail of this case - giving every bit of background
Leanne Grondin
Hard to put down.
Andrea Gebler
This book had me on the edge of my seat. I can't believe the gross miscarriage of justice in this case. Being a Long Island native, it was interesting to hear the other side of the story & to receive confirmation of my gut feeling when following the case as it was unfolding
Unfortunately, I couldn't finish this book. I got about 200 pages in and I was just bored and ready to move on to something else. It's a fascinating story ... but it was slow in the re-telling.
This is just scary!
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