Death of a "Jewish American Princess"

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Berkley Publishing Group, 1990 - Insanity (Law) - 307 pages
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Steven Steinberg stabbed his wife Elana 26 times. At first he insisted it was a bungled robbery attempt. Then, on the advice of his lawyer, he settled on a story of sleepwalking and temporary insanity. Steinberg's trial was an almost unbelievable miscarriage of justice which would haunt most of the people involved for years.

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I thought the book was well written, and should be required reading in at least the 12th grade in high school, and discussed so that students learn very early how distorted the truth can be presented by a lawyer who is interested in winning a case rather than having justice done. The average person is not aware of the liberties a defense lawyer will take to get a killer free, because to him, winning the case is more important, and will give him more clients in the future. Psychiatrists can give only their opinions, and psychiartry is not a science. Too much importance was put on this pseudo-science instead of real facts. So sorry about the results of the trial.  

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Interesting true crime story of a case in the 1980s. A man first claims that "bushy haired strangers" killed his wife and then admits that he did it, but that he was sleepwalking at the time. The same ... Read full review


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THREE Memories
FOUR The Gambler

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