Jerry Mark was a Peace Corps volunteer, lawyer, 4-H chief, vice-president of his Cedar Falls Excessive Faculty senior class and positively a most likely-to-succeed younger man when he graduated in 1960. In 1976 he was convicted of Four execution-style murders of his circle of relatives. How may he have executed such a factor and why? Writer Scott Cawelti knew Jerry Mark from highschool and when on to interview him in jail, attending the trial and discovering a thoughts consumed with anger, revenge, jealousy and greed.
Brother’s Blood chronicles the killer’s cross-country bike journey, the landmark investigation and arrest, the circumstantial case at trial and the appeals that continued for 30 years. BROTHER’S BLOOD-A HEARTLAND CAIN AND ABEL-Scott Cawelti