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Attorney Authors Book on Arizona’s Worst Massacre

Attorney Gary L. Stuart

By Laura Swendseid

A Tale of False Arrests and Confessions

In August 1991, nine people were shot and killed execution style in a Buddhist temple about 20 miles west of Phoenix; the killings are known as Arizona’s worst mass murder.

Fraught by heavy media pressure, the case took many twists and turns leading to false arrests, coerced confessions, and a missed opportunity to prevent another murder: a woman killed two months later by one of those convicted in the temple murders.

In his recently released book, Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four, veteran Phoenix attorney Gary Stuart knits together the events surrounding the Wat Promkunaram Buddhist temple murders and points out mistakes law enforcement made in investigating. Read more by clicking here

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Posts | Leave a comment