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Dummy Ernest Tidyman

Dummy

Ernest Tidyman

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ISBN : 9780316845106
277 pages
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First there was Ernestine Williams, a prostitute found murdered in a Chicago alleyway on November 12, 1965. She had last been seen leaving a bar with a young black mute. Donald Lang, The Dummy was arrested. It was the beginning of one of the mostMoreFirst there was Ernestine Williams, a prostitute found murdered in a Chicago alleyway on November 12, 1965. She had last been seen leaving a bar with a young black mute. Donald Lang, The Dummy was arrested. It was the beginning of one of the most bizarre murder cases in American History.From Chicagos South Side Donald Lang was twenty years old, poor, black, totally illiterate - and deaf and dumb. He could not talk, write, read lips, or understand sign language. It was an unprecedented legal problem: How could the accused defend himself when he could not even communicate? In bewilderment the court appointed the only man who might be able to defend the boy - a tough, determined, resourceful lawyer named Lowell Myers. Myers was also deaf. Dummy is a story of the legal process as an enormous Catch 22, a nightmare that ends only to begin when Lang is implicated in a second murder.