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The Resource Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman, Tammy Mal

Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman, Tammy Mal

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Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman
Title
Convenient suspect
Title remainder
a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman
Statement of responsibility
Tammy Mal
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eng
Summary
"On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went missing from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home. Four months later, when their bodies were found in a lonely patch of woods, the police would launch a three-year investigation leading to the arrest of Patricia Lynne Rorrer--a young mother who had never met either victim--as the monster responsible. In Pennsylvania's first use of mitochondrial DNA in a criminal case, Patricia Rorrer was quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. But did the jury make the right decision? Is Patricia Rorrer truly guilty? As new evidence continues to surface, including allegations of evidence tampering, that question requires an answer even more. With a subject matter and storytelling style reminiscent of the hit podcast Serial, Convenient Suspect will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The book reveals information never before made public--information gathered directly from more than 10,000 official documents, including Pennsylvania State Police reports, FBI files, forensic lab results, and the 6,500-page trial transcript. After four years of intensive research, countless interviews with those involved, and hundreds of letters, phone calls, and personal visits with Patricia Rorrer, the truth about the evidence used to convict her can finally be revealed."--
Summary
On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went missing from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home. Four months later, when their bodies were found in a lonely patch of woods, the police would launch a three-year investigation leading to the arrest of Patricia Lynne Rorrer—a young mother who had never met either victim—as the monster responsible. In Pennsylvania’s first use of mitochondrial DNA in a criminal case, Patricia Rorrer was quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without parole. But did the jury make the right decision? Is Patricia Rorrer truly guilty? As new evidence continues to surface, including allegations of evidence tampering, that question requires an answer even more
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Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10612615
Cataloging source
YDX
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Mal, Tammy
Dewey number
  • 364.15230974827
  • 364.1523082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Rorrer, Patricia
  • Murder
  • Crime
  • Criminal investigation
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder
Target audience
adult
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a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman
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Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman, Tammy Mal
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn981964826
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613739792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981964826
Label
Convenient suspect : a double murder, a flawed investigation, and the railroading of an innocent woman, Tammy Mal
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981964826
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781613739792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981964826

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