Item description for Perfect Justice: A True Crime Book by Don Lasseter...
Perfect Justice probes outrageous decisions by the Federal 9th Circuit Court in overturning death penalties. California Judge Donald A. McCartin, who sent nine men to death row, speaks out in fury when convicted child-killer Rodney Alcala's verdict was overturned after twenty-three years. The book chronicles Alcala's crimes and trials as well as the horrific murders committed by eight other killers who were sentenced by McCartin. The judge, called "Solomon with the sense of humor of Roy Bean reincarnated," provides a glimpse into his personal memoirs with a caustic insight into the appeals process and his encounters with rich and famous personalities. A must read for true-crime fans and those interested in the convoluted system of the appeals courts.
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Don Lasseter has authored a dozen true crime books and more than fifty magazine articles. Lasseter's television appearances include A&E's "American Justice and Biography," Court TV, the Discovery Channel, and CSPAN's Book TV. He is a resident of Orange County, California.
Don Lasseter currently resides in Anaheim, in the state of California.
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The beautiful face of Justice is yet another face of God... Apr 11, 2005
Forgiveness is an enormous virtue yet we have to realize that we live in a world where the rule of law must prevail and criminals and conspirators have to face the consequences of their actions. To do otherwise is to establish bad precedence. Extending it a step further every person who is a part of an evil conspiracy, whether physically or in their hearts (motivated by personal selfishness or misplaced fear of the unknown) must repent. The forgiveness should be in our hearts and that is indispensable for closure and for peaceful existence.
Letter from a happy reader Jan 3, 2005
Note from the author, Don Lasseter. Retired Judge Donald A. McCartin, about whom Perfect Justice was written, received the following letter which, with the writer's permission, he wants to share with this site.com:
From D. Kevin Lester, MD, Asst Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco. November 9, 2004 Dear Judge McCartin: I very much enjoyed reading your book, which took me only two days. Frankly, I am a slow reader, but it is an intriguing book and kept my interest throughout. Rarely does a person's interesting and fascinating, principled life get the opportunity to be written such as this. Don Lasseter was probably the perfect author for this book, since he is used to this sort of depiction. The layout of the book was captivating.
I am not going to have my wife read it since she would get nightmares, and I must admit that, since reading it, I have worried a little bit more about my adult children living in thet area where these tragedies took place. Linda and I lived in Long Beach during my time in medical school, on the peninsula in Belmont Shore, so reading the book brought back memories, and I could easily picture where and how these activities occurred.
I very much enjoyed reading your own life story and chuckled with the recent occurrence you had in Madera.... I most enjoyed the reiteration of your life's story and principles that remain a beacon for many. Sincerely yours, D. Kevin Lester, M.D.