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Anatomy of an Execution: The Life and Death of Douglas Christopher Thomas
It is an undisputed fact that Chris Thomas was guilty of participating in a brutal double homicide. He was convicted of killing his girlfriend's parents in November of 1990, was sentenced to death in November of 1991, and was executed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in January of 2000. Chris Thomas was one of the last juvenile offenders to be put to death before the Suprem ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Northeastern University Press
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I'm not going to get into whether the death penalty is right or wrong (personally I think it's wrong, and here in Canada there's no such thing as a death penalty at all). What I will say is that this book researches the true story of Douglas Christopher Thomas, a young man who was coerced and manipulated into killing an innocent couple by his twisted girlfriend, Jessica Wiseman. Should Thomas and Wiseman have gone to prison for a serious length of time? Most definitely. But Anatomy of an Executi ...more