On December 11, 1966, a mysterious assassin shot Henry Stockton to death, set his house on fire, and left the scene without a trace. A year later, when a woman was found brutally killed, shreds of evidence suggested a connection between the two murders. In the Palliko-Stockton trial, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi offered a brilliant summation that synthesized for the jury the many inferences and shades of meaning in the testimony, fitting all the pieces together in a mosaic of guilt. But will the jury be persuaded?
Vincent Bugliosi (1934-2015), was the prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Helter Skelter, Outrage, and other #1 best-selling books. Ken Hurwitz is the author of Marching Nowhere and The Line of David and the co-author of Shadow Of Cain and Til Death Us Do Part with Vincent Bugliosi. He lives in Fox Point, Wisconsin.