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The Last Meal

It took almost 10 years for investigators to arrest two men for the brutal murders of seven workers in a fast food restaurant in suburban Chicago. The tragic events captured headlines nationwide. When arrests were finally made, the evidence against one man was virtually irrefutable. His DNA was found on chicken bones recovered from a trash bin at Brown's Chicken and Pasta; investigators contended that he ate pieces of chicken before killing the victims, the so-called last meal. He confessed, indicating that he got caught up in the moment as he slit the throat of one victim. If someone ever deserved the death sentence, he did. The Last Meal is the story of a horrific crime. It is also the riveting account of how a team of defense attorneys fought to show their client did not commit the killings, and what happened when that failed to save him from a death sentence. This true crime story is unique as it is written from the perspective of the defense attorneys rather than the prosecutors. 

The Last Meal

  • About the Author

    This is author Dennis Shere's fourth career. He previously served as an Assistant Public Defender in Kane County, Illinois; as a media executive with a college; and as a journalist, from reporter through the ranks to newspaper publisher. He graduated from law school and passed the Illinois bar in 2003. Now he's writing books, his first being Cain's Redemption.

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