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Blind Obedience: A True Story of Family Loyalty and Murder in South Georgia
by Bill Boyd
When three teenage boys stood accused of killing two children in another family in 1905, the three were charged with murder and two faced the hangman's noose. But was it really murder? A judge said no, that the boys had simply obeyed their father's instructions. They were guilty, he said, "only of blind obedience."
The trials of Joe Rawlinsa popular, well-to-do South Georg...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Mercer University Press
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This story is, believe it or not, from my family line. The wife of Rawlins is indeed a blood relative. My mom happened across it a couple months ago. I've heard that it isn't a happy read but is a page turner nonetheless. Yes, I believe we all have skeletons in the closet somewhere from past generations. I'm excited to read it
Retired Macon Telegraph columnist Bill Boyd led a nomadic existence for the first 38 years of his life, first as the son of an Oklahoma sharecropper and then as a member of the United States Marine Corps.More about Bill Boyd...