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Richard Sprague, former District Attorney of Philadelphia
Dubbing Smith “the strangest person I have ever known,” Costopoulos has nonetheless written a sympathetic account that will convince readers that Smith suffered a miscarriage of justice.
Presented in diary format, this book is recommended for those who have an interest in the conclusion of this tragic case.
Joseph Wambaugh’s Echoes in the Darkness and its subsequent TV dramatization have made household names of both Susan Reinert, the murder victim, and Dr. Jay Smith, a high school principal and her accused killer. Here is the firsthand account of Jay Smith’s trial, sentencing and ultimate acquittal, written by his defense counsel.
Costopoulos will tell you how three key pieces of evidence ultimately surfaced, proving that the prosecution had falsified its case and overturning the verdict. As flamboyant on the page as in person, Bill Costopoulos will take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride.
About the Author
William C. Costopoulos practices law in Harrisburg. He was Dr. Smith’s defense counsel.