How to Try a Murder Case

ebook Pretrial and Trial Guidelines for Prosecution and Defense

By Michael D. Wims

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Murder is different. No other crime permanently deprives the victim of everything he possesses, including his life. As a consequence, the trial for a murder case is unique because the crime has raised the stakes -- for the victim, for the victim's survivors, and for the defendant.

How to Try a Murder Case covers the preparation from the very beginning -- even before the crime was committed -- and progresses through the investigation to searches, arrest, and interrogation. This book explains the law, provides examples, and gives advice by offering the reader vicarious experience in trying a murder case. It covers topics that are most essential to the successful litigation of homicide cases, such as mental health issues that often influence both the litigation and sentencing processes.

How to Try a Murder Case