Summary: A celebrity athlete is arrested for a brutal triple murder at the Lafayette Grill in Paterson, New Jersey in 1966. The facts of the case have been obscured by decades of legal wrangling, accusations of racism and frame-ups, a Bob Dylan ballad, and a Hollywood movie. Does anyone know the truth? In this never-before-published account, Vincent DeSimone Jr., the lead detective on the Lafayette Grill murder case, lays out the investigation into a shocking crime, explains why he became convinced that “Hurricane” Carter was the killer, and recalls how he and his fellow officers were vilified as corrupt, racist cops.
Publication date: March 17th, 2019
Page count: 352
List price: $22.95
Formats available: paperback and eBook