I was initially interested in this murder case because it happens in Monroeville, Alabama, the hometown of novelist Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird. Monroeville was the inspiration for that classic American novel.
Has much changed since Atticus Finch valiantly tried to save a wrongly accused black man?
Sadly, racial prejudice, petty politics, money, and social standing still tip the scales of justice. This book helped free a wrongfully convicted man. Meanwhile, the real murderer still walks the streets