A child emigrates from Spain to Puerto Rico in 1870, adapts to a new culture, and strives through hu
A child emigrates from Spain to Puerto Rico in 1870, adapts to a new culture, and strives through hurricanes, disease and war, becoming a prominent tobacco planter. With high hopes, he sends his son to Albany Law School, but instead, the young man loses his will, commits a gruesome crime, and becomes the first Hispanic executed on the electric chair in the United States. His spirit returns one hundred years later to inspire the author, a lawyer and amateur genealogist, to expose the injustices committed against him. Amid a historical, cultural and legal backdrop spanning three countries and over a century, the story uncovers the tragic events, the trial errors, the prisoner’s struggles at Sing Sing, and his wrongful execution, highlighting the need for constitutional protections and equal justice.