Thou shall not kill

Jan 4, 2003

Author and lawyer Scott Turow (he wrote Presumed Innocent, which was made into a movie with Harrison Ford) writes in the New Yorker about his participation in the advisory commission called by Illinois governor Jim Ryan to determine a fair and reliable process for applying the death penalty. The case he reviews will be one familiar to those of us who lived in the Chicago area in the late 1980s, in which little Jeanine Nicarico was abducted and murdered. For another gripping tale of capital punishment, read Sister Jean Prejean’s Dead Man Walking, or see the movie adaptation.

Anton Zuiker

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