This story is about one woman's mission to find justice for six men she believes were wrongfully convicted in 1995. In the process, she discovers a connection between her past and what happened to these men and why she was compelled to get involved. This book is about surpassing limits, taking a stance, and acting on one's intuitions through innovation, creativity and humility. It is about overcoming the impossible through collaboration. It develops into a power of wills and never yielding to failure, fueled by compassion and putting others' needs first. It succeeds in restoring hope. Joan Treppa is a citizen advocate for the wrongfully convicted. She focuses her efforts on creating awareness about wrongful convictions and supports the Innocence Project organization. She is a strong voice for five Wisconsin men (and their families) currently fighting for their freedom.
This inspiring—and sometimes shocking—TRUE story is about love, trust, incest, murder and, yes, an actual miracle. The producer of the 2017 Discovery ID TV episode featuring Cheryl Cuccio says, " I laud Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Rob Cuccio for blazoning their traumatic pasts and valiant love story so that others who suffer in silence might be emboldened to seek help. Like so many, I was first drawn to their story for its spectacle, but have come through it deeply humbled and indebted." In 1986 Cheryl Pierson was a sixteen year old abuse and incest victim. Day after day her father placed the fear in her no one would believe her if she revealed their dirty secret.
Nearly 100 years before the Boston Strangler - over a decade before England's Jack the Ripper - the world was gripped by news of the Boston Belfry Murderer. The citizens of Boston were under a siege of arsons, assaults, rapes, and murders. During the Great Conflagration of 1872, thirty people lost their lives - while sixty acres of the city were completely destroyed. Over the next few years, a series of crimes would terrorize the city and captivate the world. Witness the story unfold, as told by the actual participants, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges.