A Book of American Martyrs Setting

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Broome County Courthouse

The Broome County Courthouse is the setting for the chapters “The People of the State of Ohio v. Luther Amos Dunphy: December 2000,” “Broome County Courthouse: December 18, 2000,” “The Great Tribulation: September 2001,” “Trial,” “Verdict,” “Sentence,” and “Muskegee Falls, Ohio: September 2011.” This is the setting where Luther Dunphy is tried, twice for murder of Gus Voorhees and Timothy Barron. The courthouse is a symbol of Luther’s martyrdom and plays into the parallels between him and Jesus Christ. First the trial is declared a mistrial after two jurors refuse to budge, adamant that Luther has acted as a moral Christian. The first trial is also where Luther’s friend Stockard denies him (like Judas). In the second trial, Luther is sentenced to execution by lethal injection. Like Jesus, Luther is tried by his peers, denied by his friend, and found guilty with punishment of death. The courthouse is experienced...

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