John Ferak’s new true crime book, FAILURE OF JUSTICE: A Brutal Murder, An Obsessed Cop, Six Wrongful Convictions, details the largest wrongful conviction case in U.S. history. It is the story of the Beatrice 6 who were wrongfully accused of the brutal, ritualistic rape and murder of an elderly widow in Beatrice, Nebraska, and then railroaded by law enforcement into prison for a crime they did not commit. Watch some of the interrogations and false confessions of the Beatrice 6 below and get your copy of FAILURE OF JUSTICE here!
1. After already being arrested in the killing of Helen Wilson more than four years after the crime, JoAnn Taylor gives a false confession in Asheville, North Carolina, implicating herself and her former friend Joseph White. The interview is conducted by Beatrice Police Nebraska Police Detective Sam Stevens and Gage County Sheriff’s Deputy Burt Searcey
2. Tom Winslow finds himself under unbelievable pressure from Gage County Deputy Burt Searcey who wants Winslow to implicate his friends JoAnn Taylor and Joseph White as coconspirators in the killing of an elderly widow from Beatrice, Nebraska, Helen Wilson
3. A mentally disabled woman, Debbie Shelden, implicates herself in the brutal murder of her own great aunt, Helen Wilson. During this interview with Deputy Burt Searcey, she claims the crime was an actually a robbery gone haywire. She implicates herself as one of five people involved in the rape and murder. She also claims that another co-conspirator named James Dean was also there beside herself, Joseph White, Tom Winslow and JoAnn Taylor. “I was blocking it I guess.”
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