Murder in Coweta County

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This work is a detailed and chillingly realistic reconstruction of the brutal murder of tenant farmer Wilson Turner, which took place in rural Georgia in 1948, and the brilliant investigation that eventually brought the murderer—a powerful county “lord”—to justice with a conviction that set legal precedents. When that county “lord,” John Wallace, crushed Turner’s skull with a sawed-off shotgun, he did not even give a passing thought to being prosecuted by the police in his “feudal kingdom” of Meriwether County. However, Wallace had unknowingly crossed into Coweta County, which was under the jurisdiction of the tenacious Sheriff Lamar Potts. Sheriff Potts emerges from the incident as a classic American lawman, honest and unintimidated, a man of action and integrity determined to see justice done.
ISBN: 9781455624911
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Georgia
Images: 25
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Margaret Anne Barnes, author and journalist, was born in Coweta County, Georgia, lived in Decatur, Georgia, before her death in 2007. She attended Georgia College with Flannery OíConnor and studied journalism at the University of Georgia. She was awarded the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Special Award by the Mystery Writers of America for her novel, Murder in Coweta County. Based on a true story, the novel concerns the 1948 murder of Wilson Turner, a tenant farmer in rural Georgia. The investigation brought
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