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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
Veronica Taft was a twenty-three-year-old woman who lived in New York with her four children. She worked nights and paid her boyfriend, Charles, to babysit the children. On December 30th, 2010, Veronica got back from work a little after 7:00 am. Veronica wasn’t feeling well, so she rested. Perhaps she needed the rest because by a few minutes to 11:00 am, Veronica’s life came to a grinding halt. Her only son, Lyric, was found in bed, dead. Lyric was only two and a half years old when he died. The unfortunate event led to long months of grieving and eventual incarceration for up to twenty-five years until she hit a turning point. Top investigator David M. Beers walks us through the entire story in Immunity for Murder. Will Veronica get justice?
Immunity for Murder by David M. Beers is The Veronica Taft Story that detailed her travails and the gross injustices of the justice system. My jaw dropped a million times before I got to the end of this story. I marveled at how the gatekeepers of justice didn’t care about the truth. Do people have a conscience? I am no lawyer or investigator, but the case was straightforward. The transfer of blood on the diaper, stained towel, garbage bag, fingernail scrapings, and Veronica’s dominant hand would nail the investigation. But nothing like that because she was already guilty before being proven innocent. I was outraged at the lack of empathy towards Veronica. However, I’m grateful for steadfast lawyers like Dave Butler and fair judges at the appellate court. I also applaud PI David for his meticulousness and the painstaking hours he spent unpacking the case. He didn’t treat Veronica like a client but as a human being with the right to live. Thank you, David!