Double Jeopardy by Bob Hill
Obsession, Murder, and Justice Denied

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A critical look at the American criminal justice system describes how Mel Ignatow, acquitted for the murder of his fiance+a7e in 1988, was later proven guilty but could not be retried per the Fifth Amendment. 10,000 first printing.
 

About Bob Hill

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Hill is employed as a scout for the National Basketball Association's New Jersey Nets and as a television analyst for ESPN and TNT on their basketball telecasts.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by William Morrow & Co. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The author relates this tragic tale with an overly obsessive attention to detail (even providing the high school background of the rug installers who discovered the photographs) that prompts the uneasy feeling Hill is stalking rather than researching the story--an effect most pronounced when he d...

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Louisville divorcee Brenda Schaefer disappeared in 1988, last seen with her ex-fiance, Mel Ignatow. A year and a half later, Ignatow's sometime mistress, Mary Ann Shore, revealed that he had tortured,

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Louisville divorcee Brenda Schaefer disappeared in 1988, last seen with her ex-fiance, Mel Ignatow.

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Time Out New York

She's just discovered, however, that he's not dead but making hay under an assumed identity, whereupon one of her fellow inmates - an ex-lawyer who's offed her other half - gives her the legal scoop: 'double jeopardy,' meaning you can't be tried for the same crime twice.

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