Wrongly arrested for the brutal murders of his parents.
Interrogated for 18 hours.
Convicted and sentenced to die.
Years later, exonerated.
Some people say Gary Gauger got out because the system worked.
He says it happened
In Spite of the System
|Available now from Fourcatfarm Press:
In Spite of the System: A Personal Story of Wrongful
Conviction and Exoneration
By Gary Gauger and Julie Von Bergen
Gary has been interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN Tonight with Connie
Chung, A&E Investigative Reports, and Court TV. He has been the subject of numerous print
interviews in the U.S. and overseas, and is one of six former death row inmates profiled in the
acclaimed play, The Exonerated.
Gary tells his complete, first-person story in In Spite of the System.
For most of his life, organic farmer Gary Gauger figured the police caught the bad guys, the
prosecution gathered all the evidence, and the courts made sure only guilty people went to prison.
That all changed on April 8, 1993, the day his parents were brutally murdered on their Illinois farm.
Arrested the next day for the crimes, Gary was sentenced to death and spent the next six years
trying to clear his name.
Click here to read about his case
Copyright 2015 Gary Gauger and Julie Von
Bergen. All rights reserved.
"This is a riveting account of a nightmare
straight from Kafka and the slow but
inexorable journey to justice that
followed." Scott Turow, writer and
attorney, author of Ultimate Punishment
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