By JIM POTTS with LINDY RYAN
DEFENDING A SERIAL KILLER:
THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL
A TRUE STORY
The Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States guarantee the right against self-incrimination, the right to remain silent, and the right to counsel.
In 1984, after notorious serial killer Michael Dee Mattson was sentenced to death for the gruesome murders of several young women, Jim Potts—an ambitious African American law student—discovered a loophole that would not only get Mattson off death row, but potentially overturn his conviction, forcing Jim to choose: uphold his legal responsibility or help set a monster free?
Best Selling Author
Jim Potts, JD is a lawyer and author with a B.A. and Juris Doctorate Degree. He is a former Reserve Captain, a P.O.S. T. Certified Terrorist Investigator, a member of the Open Source Intelligence Team, and a twenty-year member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, with the rank of Captain. Potts is a certified Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a former Master Teacher for the University of Phoenix (Southern California Campus), having taught undergraduate and graduate levels.
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PRAISE FOR DEFENDING A SERIAL KILLER: THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL
"...highly recommended reading; especially for students of law, who will find it contains many vivid considerations of the underlying human impact of defending known killers in court and supporting the right to counsel that is an intrinsic cornerstone of the American justice system."
~Midwest Book Review
"Though Potts covers a lot of ground beyond the case itself, he skillfully summarizes complex legal arguments and reinforces that even people accused of the worst crimes are entitled to legal protections. VERDICT A deep dive into the research, ethics, and personal impact of defending the seemingly indefensible. This title will appeal to law students and others interested in the nuances of justice."