The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge - Chapter Five: Getting Flopped - Chapter Nine: Fear Summary & Analysis

T. J. English
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Chapter Five: Getting Flopped - Chapter Nine: Fear Summary and Analysis

Chapter Five - Getting Flopped

There were a few bright spots emerging in George Whitmore's criminal case: for one, the supposed photograph that he kept in his wallet was proved not to be of Janice Wylie. Secondly, he had a solid alibi: he was at work the day of the murders and there were witnesses to this fact.

Melvin Glass, a young prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, was given a copy of Whitmore's "confession," and was asked to go over it with a fine-tuned comb. One detail stood out to him: Whitmore claimed to have used a razor blade out of a blue package found in the bathroom to slice the sheets and bind his victims. Glass knew that Edward Bulger had found this...

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