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Echoes of My Soul

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Echoes of My Soul

By Robert K. Tanenbaum
Narrated by Traber Burns / 6 hours 46 minutes

New York Timesbestselling author and renowned prosecuting attorney Robert K. Tanenbaumprovides the first insider’s account of the historic Wylie-Hoffert case, fromthe shocking double murder to the wrenching interrogation of an innocent youngman and the heroic assistant district attorney who risked everything to unravela disgraceful injustice. Here is a gripping chronicle of the unnerving crimethat led to the Miranda rights and of the courageous stand that foreverreformed the American justice system.

It was a muggy summer day in New York when Janice Wylie andEmily Hoffert were raped and murdered in their apartment on Manhattan’sfashionable Upper East Side. Months passed as their families grieved theunthinkable and a shaken city awaited answers. Finally, Brooklyn policearrested George Whitmore, Jr., a nineteen-year-old with an IQ of less than seventy.But his incarceration would ultimately entail a host of shocking lawenforcement missteps and cover-ups.

Whitmore had confessed. Yet Mel Glass, a young Manhattan assistant district attorney not even assigned to the Homicide Bureau, was troubled by theinvestigation. With the blessing of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, Glass tirelesslyimmersed himself in the case. So began an epic quest for justice, culminatingin a courtroom showdown in which the Brooklyn arresting cops refused to admittheir flagrant errors, providing a complete defense to a vicious predator. Theoutcome would reach far beyond the individuals involved.

Including trial transcripts and never before published crime-scene photos, here is a captivating depiction of one of the most intensemanhunts of our time. Echoes of My Soulis also a testament to the power of individuals like Glass and Hogan, withoutwhom the real killer would never have been convicted and an unjustly accusedman would have been jailed for life. And we may never have gained the legalsafeguards that protect us today.


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