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Kerry Max Cook, author of Chasing Justice

February 19, 2009

4:30pm - Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall

Kerry Max Cook photo

Kerry Max Cook tells the story of a man who believed in a dream with such passion and conviction, that he made that dream come true. It is a tale of a lone man overcoming adversity.

Cook spent nearly 20 years in prison, 13 of them on death row until 1997, when the highest court in Texas threw out his conviction, ruling that the state's “illicit manipulation of the evidence permeated the entire investigation of the murder" and that prosecutors had "gained a conviction based on fraud and ignored its own duty to seek the truth."  -- Wikipedia