Next Meetup

Books On Tap-Havre de Grace: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (OMOB)
We will be discussing Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin. The 2018 One Maryland One Book selection. "Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland's gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. In jail, Bloodworth read every book on criminal law available in the prison library. When he stumbled across Joseph Wambaugh's book The Blooding, which describes the first use of genetic fingerprinting, he persuaded a new lawyer to try for the then innovative DNA testing. After nine years in one of the harshest prisons in the country, Kirk Bloodworth was vindicated by DNA evidence. He has gone on to become a tireless spokesman against capital punishment. Bloodworth exposes the details of inevitable human error in a capital murder case and in a legal system gone awry. Through dogged tenacity and courage, this story tells how one man saved his own life and many other innocent men on death row."

Coakley's Pub

406 Saint John St · Havre de Grace, MD