Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States - Chapters Five through Seven Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Five through Seven Summary and Analysis

The following morning, Helen is at the home of her mother. The next day the funeral is held and Eddie is granted permission to attend, though he's not allowed to go to the cemetery. Patrick is buried in ground held for the church and is buried near priests and nuns. There is press coverage and a reporter questions Helen, asking if she and Patrick had been in love and citing his final words to her. Helen says theirs was a love as a brother for a sister. Helen is soon caught up in the idea of who is responsible for Patrick's death and knows that everyone is hiding behind the fa├žade of duty. Helen requests an audience with Paul Phelps, the man who has overseen the entire execution process and who has, in fact...

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