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Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't

Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't By Edward Humes Burned A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn t On an April night in three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother Joann Parks couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course b

  • Title: Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't
  • Author: Edward Humes
  • ISBN: 1524742139
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't By Edward Humes On an April night in 1989, three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother, Joann Parks, couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course bereft With emotions exploding her husband accused her of abandoning the children at the scene of the fire when he arrived It was soon determined that a worn extension cord On an April night in 1989, three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother, Joann Parks, couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course bereft With emotions exploding her husband accused her of abandoning the children at the scene of the fire when he arrived It was soon determined that a worn extension cord was the cause of the tragedy But then doubts arose As firefighters investigated further, they came to believe that the fire was the result of arson, a heinous crime committed by a wicked young woman who, they argued, had never really wanted to be a mother Joann Parks was tried and convicted and has languished in prison for the last twenty five years But now, as certain investigative methods from that era have been debunked, a pair of young lawyers from the Innocence Project have come to believe that Joann was wrongfully convicted, and that the fire might not have even been caused by arson at all Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 336 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Dutton More Details ISBN 1524742139 ISBN13 9781524742133 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of t
    Burned: A Story of a Murder and the Crime that Wasn't By Edward Humes

    Burned is four stories in one book about a woman convicted of murdering her children how cultural myths that have long misled fire investigators are being replaced by the findings of fire scientists how police, prosecutors and forensic scientists can ignore exonerative information and a story of lawyers seeking to secure justice, however much delayed Each story is worth reading. Burned is four stories in one book about a woman convicted of murdering her children how cultural myths that have long misled fire investigators are being replaced by the findings of fire scientists how police, prosecutors and forensic scientists can ignore exonerative information and a story of lawyers seeking to secure justice, however much delayed Each story is worth reading. On an April night in , three young children perished in a tragic Los Angeles house fire Their mother, Joann Parks, couldn t save them but did manage to escape with her own life She was of course bereft With emotions exploding her husband accused her of abandoning the children at the scene of the fire when he arrived. Nov , SEATTLE, Wash Washington s wildfire season was ferocious, leveling an entire town, burning hundreds of homes and thousands of acres, Nov , The world watched California and the go up in flames this year, but the largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months. Aug , WASHINGTON For some of President Trump s loudest cheerleaders, it was a story too good to check out Black Lives Matters protesters in Portland, Ore had burned A Florida man is facing attempted murder charges after being apprehended by police A slew of Catholic churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend as police

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    1. Tooter on said:

      This book was really interesting butthere were many times that the author spent too much time on a tangent narrative when a paragraph would have sufficed I found myself skimming to get to the point and then skimming to get to the end Extremely well written though

    2. Jeanette on said:

      It s a critique of Fire Science Forensics much than it is the core title subject in this book s entirety In other words, the first half you ll get far of the title subject Joann Parks arson case than you ll get out of the last sections In fact, the last two sections dealt with cognition of sciences and forensics themselves in fields of DNA, fingerprint evaluations surety etc etc Or bite marks, which have been used as identity markers unreliably And numerous other tangents of pri It s a critique [...]

    3. Margaret Myers on said:

      This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was fascinating and well written, and its real content, about the changes in and progress of fire forensics and the idea of forensics proof science truth is fascinating The case he chose makes perfect sense, given that it has almost all the right components The big one, however, is missing an ending Parks s case hasn t been resolved Humes tries to work with this, showing the futility of the justice system a [...]

    4. Jason on said:

      Incredible book about fire investigations and much regarding evidence and false convictions.

    5. Laura Basaldua on said:

      I remember when this happened I was only 13 but I remember it I guess its just one of them tragedy s that sticks in your mind I dont feel like the book told us anything that you couldnt look up for yourself as Joann Parks still hast been released and her case is still ongoing I feel like this one The book was kinda pointless.

    6. Caitie on said:

      This book was bad, but I didn t find it very compelling either Frankly, the field of fire science is a gray area The Jo Ann Parks case is an example of a miscarriage of justice Upon reading about the fire in the Parks home, I found the actions of the police to be very odd Clearly they believed that it was arson from the get go I hope that everything will work out for Jo Ann.

    7. Cherise Wolas on said:

      Compelling nonfiction that has at its heart a fire that killed three children The California Innocence Project took up this case and the work they do is extraordinary seeking to free wrongfully convicted people, who have languished in prisons for decades The story is heartbreaking And the skillful way Humes identifies all the problems with forensic evidence, not just in this case, but in all cases, is enlightening and terrifying The belief that fire evidence, fingerprints, hair and blood, an Com [...]

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