Fatal Justice

Author: Jerry Allen Potter
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A discussion of the 1970 murder case reveals why evidence and testimony that could have freed MacDonald were withheld from the jury

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MacDonald's remarkably convoluted case inspired another book about the case,
written from the perspective that the physician is innocent and McGinniss's drug-
use allegations were bogus (Jerry Potter and Fred Bost's Fatal Justice:
Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders, 1994), as well as a book about the
relationship between McGinniss and MacDonald (Janet Malcolm's The Journalist
and the Murderer, 1990) in which the writer is charged with being deceitful and

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Murders Jerry Allan Potter and Fred Bost W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 500 Fifih
Ave., New York, N.Y. 10110, 1995. $32.99 (Cdn) ISBN O-393-03000-8 LC:
HV6533.N8P68 This is an absolute 'must read' for anyone who is a fan of the
True Crime novel. It is also essential reading for anyone cormected to the
criminal justice system, from the officers of the court to the Scenes of Crime
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See Shalit, "Fatal Revision," New Republic, 26 May 1997, 21; and Potter and
Bost, Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders (NewYork: Norton,
1995). 21 The narrator's now-undoubted unreliability may be inflecting his
description of Giovanni's perceptions, which do, after all, turn out to contain some
truth: Beatrice is poisonous. However, this second layer of compromised
credibility only adds to the ways in which the story undercuts witness testimony.
22 I am indebted in ...

Justice Through The Law

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13001-13228]. Potter, Jerry Allen, and Fred Bost. Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating
the MacDonald Murders. London, W. W. Norton & Co., 1997. Prosecutor begins
closing arguments. (Excerpts from prosecutor Marcia Clark's closing arguments
Sept. 26, 1995, in the O.J. Simpson murder case). 6/23/99. Prosecutor Clark
concludes; Judge Ito instructs jury. (In the following segments, prosecutor Marcia
Clark finishes her rebuttal statement on Sept. 29, 1995, in the O. J. Simpson
murder trial ...

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See The MacDonald Case, available at http://www.themacdonaldcase.org/ (last
visited Feb. 10, 2010). * McGINNIss, supra note 64, at 196–97. * Id. at 578. See
THE MACDONALD MURDERS (1997). Where McGinniss concludes MacDonald
was guilty of the heinous crimes against his wife and daughters, Potter and Bost
support MacDonald's proclamation of innocence and provide their own findings
to ...


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Unashamedly personal in its approach, it grew out of a 'lifelong pleasure' in all
aspects of Lear's work, and it is Mr. Levi's sheer enthusiasm for his subject that is
at once his book's principal strength and weakness." MACDONALD, JERRY Fatal
Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders. Jerry Allen Potter and Fred
Bost. NewYork: Norton, 1995. 463 pp. 825.00. Reviewed by Joe Sharkey.
NewYork Times Book Review, May 19, 1995: 31-32. "... prosecutorial misconduct
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Charles C. Thomas, 1973. Includes basics of crime-scene documenting and
processing in four chapters: "Crime Scene Search," "Photographing the Crime
Scene," "Crime Scene Sketch," and "Care of Evidence." Potter, Jerry Allen, and
Fred Bost. Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders. New York:
Norton, 1995. Attempt to rebut McGinnis's Fatal Vision by challenging the
physical evidence and witness testimony. 3 TRACE EVIDENCE The term trace
evidence is a generic ...

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Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders. New York: W.W. Norton &
Company, 1995. Rabin, Leah, Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy. New York: Putnam,
1997. Rabin, Yitzhak, The Rabin Memoirs. Berkeley: University of California
Press, 1996. Raine, Adrian. The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behavior as
a Clinical Disorder. San Diego: Academic Press, 1993. Raine, A., P. Brennan,
and D. P. Farrington. "Biosocial Bases of Violence: Conceptual and Theoretical

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(Did Jeffrey MacDonald /Murder His Family? To the Editor: Fred Bost and I are
glad that our book "Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the Mac- Donald Murders"
convinced your reviewer, Joe Sharkey, that "the Mac- Donald trial was a sorry
spectacle of gross legal ineptitude" (March 19). But in taking us to task for "
courtroom advocacy" that is not, he insinuates, "painstakingly honest," Mr.
Sharkey then proceeds to get the facts (major and minor) wrong, and he seriously
misrepresents our ...