Kill for Thrill: The Crime Spree that Rocked Western Pennsylvania

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During the winter of 1979, southwestern Pennsylvania was rocked by a series of sensational murders, sparking a thirty-year criminal justice saga. A week of brutal, seemingly random killings culminated in the provocation and fatal shooting of Patrolman Leonard Miller, an officer new to the town of Apollo's police force and only twenty one years old. Little more than a year later, two men were convicted of the rash of homicides and sentenced to death— yet both are alive today. Incorporating details of the central characters' personal lives as well as the state's court system, criminologist Michael W. Sheetz here relays the awful story of the so-called "kill for thrill" crime spree with the drama of a novelist and the insight of an officer of the law.
ISBN: 9781596294981
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: True Crime
Images: 40
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Sheetz is a criminal investigator with more than twenty years of experience in the criminal justice system. Additionally, as a Professor of Criminal Justice, he brings a unique and balanced perspective to the case. Further, Mr. Sheetz grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in which this story is set, and began his law enforcement career in the town in which Patrolman Leonard Miller gave his life. He has worked with many of the people appearing in this book. Sheetz is also co-author of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts (Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2003). This title is in its second edition, released in late 2006.
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