The Devil's Defender

The Devil's Defender

My Odyssey Through American Criminal Justice From Ted Bundy to the Kandahar Massacre

eBook - 2016
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In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne's The Devil's Defender recounts his tortuous education in what it means to be an advocate--and a human being. For the last four decades, Browne has defended the indefensible. From Facebook folk hero the "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Moore, to Benjamin Ng of the Wah Mee massacre and Kandahar massacre culprit Sergeant Robert Bales, Browne's unceasing advocacy and the daring to take on some of the most unwinnable cases--and nearly win them all--has led 48 Hours' Peter Van Sant to call him "the most famous lawyer in America." But although the Browne that America has come to know cuts a dashing and confident figure, he has forever been haunted by his job as counsel to Ted Bundy, the most infamous serial killer in American history. Browne, a drug- and alcohol-addicted yet wildly successful defense attorney who could never let go of the case that started it all, here asks himself the question others have asked him all along: Does defending evil make you evil too?
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781613734889
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 07, 2016

What attorney considers killing his own client?

Lawyer John Henry Browne defends those who he called "indefensible" including serial killer Ted Bundy.

He writes of Bundy :" I have never confessed this before, but sometimes I think I should have killed Ted in his Aspen cell after his first escape. If he was ever free again, it was inevitable that he would brutally take the lives of more innocents."


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