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In Spite of the System: A Personal Story of Wrongful Conviction & Exoneration
by Gary Gauger
Gary Gauger, organic farmer, wrongfully accused of brutally murdering both of his parents in a double homicide on their McHenry, Illinois farm in 1993 was arrested and sentenced to lethal injection. Due to questionable police interrogation methods and purgery, a biased judge, and faulty legal representation, Gary spent six years in prison trying to clear his name. This is ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 28th 2008 by Fourcatfarm Press
(first published 2008)
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In 1993 Gary Gauger's elderly mother and father were brutally murdered on their farm in Richmond, Illinois, just a hop skip and jump away from where we bought a house in 1994. I remember reading about the case in the local newspaper, especially when Gauger was convicted of his parents' murders and sentenced to death. I also remember when Gauger was released from prison six years later, having been exonerated with the help of Larry Marshall, a professor at Northwestern University, who filed ...more