Monday, May 10, 2010
Then, what to my wondering eyes should appear in the pages of that book but prosecutor and Women in Crime Ink contributor Donna Pendergast. I flashed back to the television show and recalled how impressed I'd been watching her in action in the clips on Dateline NBC.
The book added far more depth than an hour-long show could hope to offer. It gave a glimpse into the complexities of two people whose marriage with children disintegrated into a melodrama of misery and murder.
Still, the case was all circumstantial, and a battle of experts made the forensic evidence complicated. Reading the book, you are not sure of the verdict until the end.
My advice to anyone contemplating murder: steer clear of Pendergast's territory. She obtained her first murder conviction in 1989 and hasn’t stopped yet. Donna Pendergast has a passion for justice; a tireless persistence to seek it, no matter how long it takes; a steely determination to achieve the right outcome in every single case; and a win rate in murder trials to prove it.Tweet