Drawn to Injustice: The Wrongful Conviction of Timothy Masters

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2012 - True Crime - 448 pages
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 Timothy Masters was a lonely, troubled teenager with a penchant for gory artwork when he first saw Peggy Lee Hettrick…


…her dead, mutilated body nearly frozen in the early morning of Fort Collins, Colorado. Not believing it could really be a dead body, thinking he was the victim of yet another prank by his abusive classmates, the fifteen-year-old didn’t go to the police—but they came to him. So began a decade-long investigation led by a relentless detective who was sure that Masters was the killer, even without a shred of physical evidence.

Against all reason, a conspiracy of silence and circumstantial evidence eventually put Masters behind bars. Only the determination of a lone investigator who believed the young man was innocent would reveal the shocking truth, and free Masters after ten years in prison.

This is the compelling true story of one life ended in blood and murder, one life ruined by coincidence and prejudice, and justice long denied but finally found.


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It's hard for me to review this one without judging what happened to Timothy Masters. He was accused of a murder he clearly didn't commit and was convicted because a detective didn't want to admit he ... Read full review


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 Timothy Masters served in the United States Navy for eight years before his wrongful conviction. He is currently semi retired and lives in Colorado near his extensive family. He is passionate about righting wrongful convictions and spends much of his time traveling. Steve Lehto is a writer and attorney. Licensed in Michigan, he was also an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law for ten years. He has written several books, including Death’s Door: The Truth Behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder, and most recently, Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.

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