At The Trace, Casey Parks tells the story of a Mississippi father seeking justice after learning a faulty rifle is responsible for the death of his younger son.
His Only Living Boy
Roger Stringer, a father and gun owner in Mississippi, testifies against his older son, Zac, in the shooting that kills his younger son, Justin. Zac goes to prison, but eventually Roger learns that the rifle in the incident — a Remington Model 700 — is at fault.
A Murder in Hawaii: The Two Trials of Maryann Acker
After three decades, author Linda Spaldin tries to help exonerate a woman on whose trial she had been a juror.
The Roots of the Insanity Defense
For centuries, courts have struggled to protect the mentally ill while also trying to distinguish between sanity and insanity. In the 1700s, the British courts relied on the “wild beast” test as their barometer for the latter: if the defendant’s understanding of his crime was no better than that of a infant or beast, he couldn’t […]