Author visit with Scott Cawelti - Rescheduled from March!
|When||Apr 15, 2012 from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm|
|Where||Hoffman Community Room|
|Contact Name||Lisa Gaylor|
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Join author Scott Cawelti as he discusses his book, Brother's Blood: A Heartland Cain and Abel. In 1976, Jerry Mark, from Cedar Falls, was convicted of four cold-blooded execution-style murders of his own family. How could he? That's what Brother's Blood explores. Author Scott Cawelti knew Jerry Mark in high school, interviewed him in prison, observed his arrest, trial, and conviction with shock and horror. Brother's Blood reveals a mind consumed with anger, revenge, jealousy, and greed. This book is not a whodunit but a whydunit. This account engages readers with the actual facts: the killer's cross-country motorcycle ride, the landmark investigation in which the murderer was fingered in ten days, the trial where circumstantial evidence was used to make a powerful case against him, and his appeals which continued for three decades. Funded by the Friends of the Library.