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John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster by [Sam L. Amirante, Danny Broderick]
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Before Casey Anthony or O.J. Simpson, there was a trial of the century which was arguably more grotesque than the other two combined, especially when considering the body count . . . After more than 30 years, now-Judge Amirante is breaking his silence about the infamous case . . . [the authors] take pains to demystify the man who has been known as the Clown Killer" [and] paint a much more nuanced picture of a deeply conflicted man. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Sam L. Amirante is a retired judge and lawyer. His first case after leaving the Office of the Public Defender was The People of the State of Illinois v. John Wayne Gacy. In 1988, he was appointed to the bench as an Associate Judge of The Circuit Court of Cook County where he served until his retirement in 2005. He is now the principal attorney of the firm of Sam L. Amirante and Associates, P.C. Amirante authored procedures adopted by the Illinois General Assembly such as the Missing Child Act of 1984 (I-SEARCH), which is credited with helping to locate more than 3,000 missing children. Sam lives with his wife and children in Barrington, Illinois. Danny Broderick founded the firm of The Law Offices of Daniel J. Broderick. During his twenty years of private practice, Mr. Broderick represented thousands of persons charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. Danny has two sons and lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting perspective on a dark story
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3.0 out of 5 stars not so much because of the subject matter but more because it felt like Amirante was trying to justify his actions in defending
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4.0 out of 5 stars I found this book fascinating and am very pleased that the author decided to break his silence
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4.0 out of 5 stars I no longer look at my son the same way and to think that one day he may have the misfortune to meet up with a person like this
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