"My name is Kerry Max Cook. In 1977, I was wrongly arrested for the brutal rape and murder of 21 year-old Linda Jo Edwards. I was sentenced to death. I am one of the longest tenured death row prisoners in US history to be released. I spent 22 years in Texas' notorious death house, enduting the most inhumane conditions imaginable. On Friday, April 16, 1999, DNA evidence clearly exonerated me of this tragic crime."
After gaining freedom Mr. Cook has been an outspoken advocate for legal reform. He has lectured at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Chicago, as well as internationally. Kerry Max Cook appeared in the critically acclaimed play The Exonerated, based in part on his story, and the movie rights to his astonishing story have been sold, with interest from A-list actors. Cook is a charismatic speaker whose previous media appearances include: Nightline (1999), Geraldo (2000), Catherine Crier Live (2002), The Today Show (2003), and Frontline (2004). However, the publication of CHASING JUSTICE marks the first time that Cook will talk about his story in its entirety.
Kerry Cook lives outside Dallas, Texas and is the proud father of Kerry Justice "KJ" Cook.
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