Friday, September 28, 2007

John Grisham and The Innocent Man Dennis Fritz Journey Toward Justice Lawsuit - Fritz is The Other Innocent Man in Grisham's Book The Innocent Man

Friday, September 28, 2007 12:43 PM CDT
TULSA, Okla. - Legal thriller writer John Grisham, an Arkansas native, has been named in a libel lawsuit filed over a nonfiction book he wrote about the 1982 murder of Debbie Sue Carter in Ada.
The lawsuit, filed Friday morning U.S. District Court, also names several other defendants and seeks relief of more than $75,000.

The two men originally convicted of Carter's murder, Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, were later exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after 12 years in prison.

Their experiences are chronicled in two books, John Grisham's first nonfiction book, "The Innocent Man," and Fritz's "Journey Toward Justice."

Fritz is among those named as a defendant.

The plaintiffs are Pontotoc County District Attorney Bill Peterson, based in Ada, and Gary Rogers, a former agent for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

A service of the Associated Press(AP)
The Pontotoc County District Attorney Bill Peterson is the prosecutor who sent Dennis Fritz and Ron Williamson, 2 innocent men to prison for 12 years with no evidence against them. The real killer was the prosecution's key witness.
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5 comments:

Carrie K. Hutchens said...

I can't wait to see what Peterson and Rogers' allegations are!

Steve said...

Peterson prosecuted Williamson and Fritz in the Carter murder, while Rogers investigated the death. Interesting and just unbelievable !!!

Bianca said...

It is so infuriating what Rogers and Peterson have put these four men through (Williamson, Fritz, Ward & Fontenot). THEY should be thrown in jail.

Tony said...

BIANCA - NOTICE SAME JAILHOUSE SNITCH CLAIMED SHE HEARD BOTH PARTIES IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS CONFESS IN BOTH CASES AND IN THE 2 BOOKS AND SAME DA.BILL PETERSON

Anonymous said...

I read the book and it is thorough and fair. I think that DA Peterson and the "Detectives" should be tried. The worst part for me was that even after Fritz and Williamson (deceased) were proven to be innocent; after knowing who the killer was, still the DA continued to kill their reputation. I do wonder if there is reincarnation and imagine where Peterson will be in the next life. I could not hold back my tears while reading this book. As always Grisham is brilliant. When Peterson dies he will need two caskets onr for his body and one for his sins.