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Checklist for Murder : The True Story of Robert John Peernock (Reissue) (Paperback) (Anthony Flacco)
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From award-winning author Anthony Flacco comes a powerful tale of madness in a picture-perfect family, and a betrayal that saved a life.Richard Peernock appeared to have the ideal life. Respected at the office, coming home to a wife and daughter, Peernock projected the American dream. Even when he and his wife separated, it seemed amicable, just a small bump for the well-to-do family. But there was madness in his house. Madness his daughter would describe, in horrifying detail, of Peernock's manipulative personality and his psychosis. She would do so to a jury, after Peernock finally lost all control.Peernock had come home, brutally beaten both his wife and daughter, force fed them alcohol, and deliberately sent them to their deaths behind the wheel, staging it to look like a drunk driving accident. But he didn't foresee that his daughter would survive, and even with years of abuse and attempted murder, he never anticipated that she would speak against him.At the trial, Peernock claimed a conspiracy against him. He hired and fired lawyers multiple times, deadlocking juries and spinning a web of lies. Anthony Flacco, acclaimed author ofThe Road out of Hell and The Hidden Man, chronicles the sensational trial, and all the terror that preceded it. Flacco, with keen insight, looks deep into the mind of a deranged killer, one whose American dream was a waking nightmare for those trapped within it.
Number of Pages: 354
Genre: True Crime, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Murder / General, General
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Anthony Flacco
Street Date: November 3, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-7675
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