Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States - Chapters Three and Four Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Three and Four Summary and Analysis

Helen pleads with attorney Millard Farmer to take Patrick's case and he agrees. Millard's associate, Kimellen Tunkle, arrives in Baton Rouge on Christmas Day to meet with Helen. On January 18, Millard goes with Helen to see Patrick and has Patrick outline various aspects of the case that might be used as the basis for an appeal. While it's clear that Patrick's lawyer at the trial was incapable of a proper defense - he never interviewed Eddie prior to the trial and so had not helped Eddie prepare - many of the points of law would not be allowed now because the lawyer had not broached them at trial. Millard tells Helen that there are seldom wealthy people on death row because the rich can hire adequate attorneys who can dedicate themselves to the task of...

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