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The Politics Of Murder: The Power and Ambition Behind "The Altar Boy Murder Case" by [Nash, Margo]
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"A chilling story about corruption, political power and a stacked judicial system in Massachusetts."-John Ferak, bestselling author of FAILURE OF JUSTICE

About the Author

Writing has always been an essential part of my life, but I never aspired to become a published author. Nor did I ever dream that I would write a book that could impact the life of a man who was falsely accused and convicted of a heinous murder. My early writing was personal and private, but when I got my first job as an editorial and teaching assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I started to share my writing with others. After the MIT job ended, I became a social worker with the City of Boston. My job was to help disadvantaged inner-city youth finish high school by supporting them in their schoolwork and matching them with jobs that would inspire them to stay in school and build a future. I had two life-changing experiences during my time as a social worker. Early on, I worked with a young man who had a history of trouble with the police. On the surface, there seemed to be little hope for him. He deeply identified with the inner-city lifestyle and was uncomfortable communicating with people outside his group. But soon after he started his job at the hospital, I witnessed him undergo a total transformation; he became a confident, productive individual who interacted well with people at all levels. He was also able to save enough money to buy his dream car. I later worked with a young man who seemed to have everything going for him. He was well-spoken and knew how to present himself, and I thought that the Massachusetts College of Art would be a good job match for him. Everyone there loved him, but after a while things fell apart. He began to steal from the college’s art store, which seemed to be totally out of character for him. He lost the job and five years later he was convicted of murdering an elderly woman he cared for has a home health aide. These two cases taught me how wrong the assumptions we make about people can be.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1302 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942266774
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (22 Nov. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQA48WU
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #490,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 43 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Eye Opener 6 Dec. 2016
By Lee Husemann - Published on Amazon.com
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This is very well researched and well written book about a situation that unfortunately happens far too often. I am referring to when a crime is committed and law enforcement immediately zeroes in on someone they think makes a good suspect. They put blinders on and decide what is important to follow up on and what is not, key evidence is not test and/or lost, or evidence is manipulated and other suspects are ignored. After reading this book, there is no doubt in my mind that Edward O'Brien is innocent. I hope that the Innocence Project can help him.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking 30 Jan. 2017
By Southern8lueeyes - Published on Amazon.com
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After reading this book, I was not surprised by the blatant corruption that took place within the courts. I was not surprised of the injustice that took place. Those are things take place every day. What surprised me was Mr. O'Brien's attorney who clearly did not defend him properly. How does an attorney for someone being charged with First-degree murder miss so much or not challenge testimony from people the Prosecution put on the stand? Could Mr. George be apart of helping Reilly get re-elected? After researching this case; I found that Bob George was charged in drug money laundering scheme and is no longer practicing law. I would think that would cause for all of his cases to be looked at closely. Maybe, it is just me, but in my opinion Mr. George did not represent Eddie O'Brien the best of his ability.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another failure in our justice system. 11 Jan. 2017
By ruger4 - Published on Amazon.com
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Very sad to think that an injustice can occur in such a fashion.All in the name of politics.How he never received another trial is absurd.This was a very good book even though you knew the outcome from the start.Shocking to see our justice system can resort to these actions just to further a persons career.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Innocent 7 Dec. 2016
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I really hope Eddie is granted another trial. He is innocent. Its so sad he has spent all this time in prison for a crime he did not commit. I think 2017 is going to be his year. #eddiesinnocent
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true crime travesty from a unique perspective 26 Dec. 2016
By CWN - Published on Amazon.com
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This book tells a tragic story in a unique way. You follow the plight of an ordinary 15 year old boy as if behind the scenes but also in the front row. Rather than stylistically over-coloring the narrative, the author lays out legal back story in a way that makes this a different type of true-crime book. Like Making a Murderer this story is haunting and has similar it-could--happen-to-anyone circumstances. How can it be? Read it and find out. God forbid it happens you or someone you know.
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