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by Peter Manso

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Author:
Peter Manso
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978-0743296663
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0743296664
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Atria Books; 1 edition (July 5, 2011)
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Probing and timely, Reasonable Doubt puts the system under the microscope and what it reveals should be read by. .A searing dissection of the 2002 stabbing death of wealthy Cape Cod resident Christa Worthington and th.

Probing and timely, Reasonable Doubt puts the system under the microscope and what it reveals should be read by defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges and concerned citizens alike.

An excerpt from Peter Manso’s recently published book Reasonable Doubt: The Fashion Writer, Cape Cod .

Our best writers have seized upon it as a vehicle of self-expression. Academics argue over its myths and realities.

Reasonable Doubt book. In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found. and to reasonable doubt. With this explosive and challenging book Manso does just that.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Cape DA indicted the author, threatening him with fifty years in prison.

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While Mr. Manso wrote that the district attorney came to be perceived as a wacko and the DA who couldn’t keep his zipper shut, he did not call him those things himself.

Manso (Ptown: Art, Sex and Money on the Outer Cape, 2002, et. has resided off and on in Cape Cod, Mass. One of his neighbors was Christa Worthington, an heiress and fashion writer from a prominent family. In early 2002, Worthington was murdered at her home, leaving her toddler daughter in the house with the bloodied body. Despite the large cast of suspects, for years local police and prosecutors could not announce a solution to the puzzling homicide.

Author Peter Manso is responsible for approximately 80% of the content and was filmed and interviewed for the tv presentation and the podcast. Reasonable Doubt by Peter Manso

Author Peter Manso is responsible for approximately 80% of the content and was filmed and interviewed for the tv presentation and the podcast. Reasonable Doubt by Peter Manso.

kitchen of her Truro, Cape Cod, cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body.

In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her Truro, Cape Cod, cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body. A former Vassar girl and scion of a prominent local family, Christa had abandoned a glamorous career as a fashion writer for a simpler life on the Cape, where she had an affair with a married fisherman and had his child.

In January 2002, forty-six-year-old Christa Worthington was found stabbed to death in the kitchen of her Truro, Cape Cod, cottage, her curly-haired toddler clutching her body. A former Vassar girl and scion of a prominent local family, Christa had abandoned a glamorous career as a fashion writer for a simpler life on the Cape, where she had an affair with a married fisherman and had his child. After her murder, evidence pointed toward several local men who had known her. Yet in 2005, investigators arrested Christopher McCowen, a thirty-four-year-old African-American garbage collector with an IQ of 76. The local headlines screamed, “Black Trash Hauler Ruins Beautiful White Family” and “Black Murderer Apprehended in Fashion Writer Slaying,” while the sole evidence against McCowen was a DNA match showing that he’d had sex with Worthington prior to her murder. There were no fingerprints, no witnesses, and although the state medical examiner acknowledged there was no evidence of rape, the defendant was convicted after a five-week trial replete with conflicting testimony, accusations of crime scene contamination, and police misconduct—and was condemned to three lifetime sentences in prison with no parole. Rarely has a homicide trial been refracted so clearly through the prism of those who engineered it, and in Reasonable Doubt, bestselling author and biographer Peter Manso is determined to rectify what has become one of the most grossly unjust verdicts in modern trial history. In his riveting new book he bares the anatomy of a horrific murder—as well as the political corruption and racism that appear to be endemic in one of America’s most privileged playgrounds, Cape Cod. Exhaustively researched and vividly accessible, Reasonable Doubt is a no-holds-barred account of not only Christa Worthington’s murder but also of a botched investigation and a trial that was rife with bias. Manso dug deep into the case, and the results were explosive. The Cape DA indicted the author, threatening him with fifty years in prison. The trial and conviction of Christopher McCowen for rape and murder should worry American citizens, and should prompt us to truly examine the lip service we pay to the presumption of innocence . . . and to reasonable doubt. With this explosive and challenging book Manso does just that.
  • Interesting case - but to me it was difficult to slog through - written more like excerpts from court documents and as a news piece than as a book - would have liked to have gotten into the individuals more. I live in the area and honestly wanted to know more - was not totally satisfied.

  • More of a screed...and I'm not so sure I agree with Manso. But - very interesting.

  • Great book! Makes u wonder did he kill her or not?

  • I am reading this book presently..and find that the details of her life, the trial,...heartbreaking reveal.

  • too long but I had seen the show on TV

  • Still uncertain who did it

  • Could not put this book down. Manso gives meaning to a real life murder mystery and trial. The book nails the provincial court system of conservative cape cod. Manso reported the flaws of small town justice at great personal cost to himself. His book on Provincetown is the absolute record of an era.

  • No matter what you think about the writing or reporting, you are given enough information to make this case a major "who done it". If you can come up with a coherent reason why someone was the true killer, then I'd love to hear it. But, Chris McCowen's interview should have been totally discounted.