By Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

ISBN-10: 0981730795

ISBN-13: 9780981730790

On January 7, 1916, Antonio Pontón, a Puerto Rican scholar at Albany legislations tuition who suffered from psychological affliction, turned the 1st Hispanic completed within the electrical chair on the Sing Sing legal in long island. writer Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini tells a fictionalized account of Pontón's tale in her ancient novel ANTONIO'S WILL, a narrative of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice, the 1st publication within the Antonio's sequence. This moment publication, ANTONIO'S GRACE, An Island's Plea for a local Son, is a piece of non-fiction during which the writer takes a more in-depth examine the trial and clemency approach within the Pontón case. In it, she stocks pictures and a variety of the millions of files she stumbled on, containing clemency writings recommended via over 21,000 those who prayed in useless for grace for Pontón. Tirado-Chiodini's learn and research of the case 100 years later discover the injustices surrounding Pontón's homicide trial and consider the viability of the demise penalty as a simply degree. The names and voices of clemency have lower back after a century to plead once more for an island's local son. Will you listen?

BONUS: The book's Appendix features a transcription by means of the writer of over 21,000 names of people and organisations who signed clemency petitions within the case, a useful source for lecturers, historians, and genealogists.

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