BURNED: A Story of Homicide and the Crime That Wasn’t-Edward Humes
On an April evening in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a home fireplace that claimed the lives of her three babies. Although the fireplace at first appeared a tragic accident, investigators quickly reported discovering proof proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set a number of fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to stop his escape. Although she insisted she did nothing mistaken, Jo Ann Parks acquired
a life sentence with out parole primarily based on the ability of forensic fireplace science that convincingly proved her guilt.
However greater than 1 / 4 century later, a revolution within the science of fireplace has uncovered lots of the incontrovertible truths of 1989 as guesswork in disguise. The California Innocence Mission is difficult Parks’s conviction and the so-called science behind it, claiming that false assumptions and outright bias convicted an harmless mom of against the law that by no means truly occurred.
If Parks is exonerated, she may properly be the “Affected person Zero” in an epidemic of overturned responsible verdicts–but provided that she wins. Can prosecutors dredge up sufficient proof and roadblocks to verify Jo Ann Parks dies in jail? Irrespective of how her last-ditch effort for freedom seems, the scenes of betrayal, wreck, and hope will depart readers eager for justice we will belief. BURNED: A Story of Homicide and the Crime That Wasn’t-Edward Humes