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The Resource John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

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John Wayne Gacy
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John Wayne Gacy
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Summary
A chronicle of one of the most disturbing serial killer cases in American history, from the lawyer leading the defense."Sam, could you do me a favor?" Thus begins a story that has now become part of America's true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender's Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation's history.Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called "police harassment" and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gave a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy was eventually charged with murder, and Amirante suddenly became the defense attorney for one of American's most disturbing serial killers. It was his first case.This new edition of John Wayne Gacy, which contains updated material about the case that has come to light since the book's original publication, recounts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation."A riveting account of what it was like to defend one of the most notorious serial killers in history." —Seattle Post Intelligencer"How do you defend a madman accused of killing thirty young men and teenagers? That is the powerful theme of this book. . . . [Amirante's] account will illuminate the case for anyone fascinated by the inner workings of a serial killer." —Publishers Weekly
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  • Amirante, Sam L
  • Broaderick, Danny
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  • True Crime
  • Sociology
  • Nonfiction
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John Wayne Gacy
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:3cc0157d-aa60-4b0c-b9ea-77ac7973cb8d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781628730494
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
John Wayne Gacy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3cc0157d-aa60-4b0c-b9ea-77ac7973cb8d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781628730494
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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