Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Bryan Stevenson
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“Trials and Tribulation.” With this chapter, Stevenson returns to his narration of the Walter McMillian case. He describes how the corrupt Sheriff Tate colluded with Ralph Myers (and others, including a “prison snitch” named Bill Hooks) to falsify evidence against Walter, which resulted in his being arrested and charged with the Morrison murder. Ultimately, in contradiction to every law about the treatment of prisoners on the books, and despite the fact that Walter had a strong and unshakeable alibi for the time of the Morrison murder, Walter and Myers were both imprisoned on Death Row at the Holman Prison. Stevenson describes the stress that Walter felt in that situation, and how Tate, Myers, Hooks, and others colluded to strengthen the evidence against Walter. The judge in the case (the same one that Stevenson described as calling him in Chapter 1, "Mockingbird Players") moved the...

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