Who Killed These Girls?

Who Killed These Girls?

Cold Case : the Yogurt Shop Murders

eBook - 2016
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"From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed it. The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls--each one shot in the head--were found in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2016
ISBN: 9781101947999
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Apr 05, 2017

On December 6, 1991, firefighters in Austin, Texas responded to reports of a small fire at an "I Can't Believe Its Yogurt!" shop in a suburban strip mall. Inside they discovered the raped, murdered, partially burned corpses of four teenage girls. Two young men were subsequently convicted of participating in the crime, but after ten years in prison they were released and all charges against them dropped. The real perpetrators have never been caught.

Beverly Lowry is intimately familiar with Austin. She knows its neighborhoods, knows its people, and she knows how deeply this horrific crime wounded the community. Most of all, having herself lost a child to an unknown hit-and-run driver, she knows something of the pain of the families of the victims. This perspective turns Who Killed These Girls? into something more than an ordinary true crime book - a fact-based meditation on the inexplicable nature of evil and the elusive nature of truth.


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