The Death of Old Man Rice: A True Story of Criminal Justice in America

The Death of Old Man Rice A True Story of Criminal Justice in America Sensational trials like those of the Menendez brothers and Rodney King are not unique to the age of television Even dramatic was one that occurred in described at the time as one of the most rem

Sensational trials like those of the Menendez brothers and Rodney King are not unique to the age of television Even dramatic was one that occurred in 1900, described at the time as one of the most remarkable trials in all history When William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University, was found dead in his New York City quarters, suspicion immediately fell on a younSensational trials like those of the Menendez brothers and Rodney King are not unique to the age of television Even dramatic was one that occurred in 1900, described at the time as one of the most remarkable trials in all history When William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University, was found dead in his New York City quarters, suspicion immediately fell on a young lawyer, Albert Patrick Apparently Rice had been murdered by chloroform poisoning and his will had been forged to give Patrick his vast estate Patrick was immediately arrested and tried for first degree murder, a crime then punishable by electrocution In fact, the case was not quite so straightforward Martin Friedland skillfully recounts the trial and the events leading up to it, the various appeals, and the eventual outcome He sheds new light and casts doubt on a seemingly ironclad case The Death of Old Man Rice is than a gripping tale of murder and intrigue Its elements resonate today the influence of the popular press, the purchase of expert witnesses, the problems of multiple appeals, the inadequacy of penal institutions, the issue of the death penalty, and the advantage of wealth Friedland combines a tale of high suspense with scholarship in his trademark whodunit style Over sixty photographs and illustrations, including many courtroom drawings and examples of evidence, capture the circumstances of the trial and the mood of New York City at the tur

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  1. While this murder took place in New York, it is sufficiently a Houston murder to support my contention that the value system of Houston permits murder All too frequently you can get away with murder in Houston.


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