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Book Review: Making a Case for Innocence - True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator

By Hal Humphreys

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Making a Case for Innocence
True Stories of a Criminal Defense Investigator

By April Higuera 


April Higuera has investigated some interesting cases in her 15-year career as a defense investigator. In her new book, Making a Case for Innocence, Higuera makes a strong and reasoned argument for a full throated defense — one that, if properly implemented, should almost always include the services of a competent investigator.

Through a series of case studies, written more in the style of short stories than the sleep-inducing, dry “academic speak” of typical post-case-analysis reports, Higuera takes the reader into the grit and grime of murder and mayhem. Readers will find themselves knee deep in snake-ridden creeks of Middle Tennessee searching for bones. They will stand at a door knocking for hours, or sit in a car across the street watching, waiting to get that one shot at a key witness interview. Higuera’s anecdotes ring painfully true for the practicing defense in

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