Anyone But Duane

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AuthorHouse, Oct 31, 2008 - True Crime - 380 pages
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This is a true-to-life book about multiple murders that happened in 1965 during a bank robbery in Nebraska, but it so much more. Running through the book are accounts of what happened during Duane Pope's boyhood that influenced his bizarre killing of a bank president and two of his workers, and a paralyzing of a fourth, who died recently. Duane was a shy boy who was punished by his brutish parents for everything he did wrong. Consequently, he tried to do everything right and this resulted in a frustrating situation for him, although he was a star athlete and of perfect behavior. He secretly planned the bank robbery, thinking every step of the way that someone would stop him. No one did, and he killed the bank workers and wounded a fourth, fleeing in the meantime. He would have gotten away but turned himself in to law officers after a couple of weeks. He was tried twice—once in federal courtroom and a second time in state court—and convicted both times. He is now in his seventies and in a federal prison where he has reverted to his original self and is considered a model prisoner by his guards. I covered his trial and was struck by how he admitted doing the deed, but why did he do it? This book covers the "why."
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
17
Section 4
23
Section 5
29
Section 6
37
Section 7
45
Section 8
51
Section 21
181
Section 22
199
Section 23
209
Section 24
217
Section 25
225
Section 26
239
Section 27
249
Section 28
261

Section 9
59
Section 10
67
Section 11
77
Section 12
85
Section 13
101
Section 14
109
Section 15
115
Section 16
127
Section 17
141
Section 18
153
Section 19
159
Section 20
171
Section 29
275
Section 30
285
Section 31
295
Section 32
301
Section 33
307
Section 34
317
Section 35
325
Section 36
339
Section 37
347
Section 38
359
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