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Book details
  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Murder / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:84
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098341473

A Ride to Eternity

From Italy to America: The Tragic Story of a Young Woman's Murder

by Bob Ianarelli

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Overview
In 1939 an eighteen year old girl left her godparents' home in a small town in western Pennsylvania. At some point along the three mile walk to her home she somehow ended up in a stranger's car. She was soon found severely injured lying under another car along a country road several miles from her intended destination. Less than twelve hours later she died in the local hospital. Although the perpetrator was captured a little over a week later, the only evidence used to convict him was his own confession of what transpired that day. How much of his version of events was true and how much was fabricated to put himself in the most favorable light? The facts of the case point to there being more to the story than what the perpetrator was willing to confess. The trial and aftermath point to a complete miscarriage of justice. The whole truth will never be known. This is Mary's story as it began in Italy and eventually ended on a beautiful fall day many years ago.
Description
In 1939 an eighteen year old girl left her godparents' home in a small town in western Pennsylvania. At some point along the three mile walk to her home she somehow ended up in a stranger's car. She was soon found severely injured lying under another car along a country road several miles from her intended destination. Less than twelve hours later she died in the local hospital. Although the perpetrator was captured a little over a week later, the only evidence used to convict him was his own confession of what transpired that day. How much of his version of events was true and how much was fabricated to put himself in the most favorable light? The facts of the case point to there being more to the story than what the perpetrator was willing to confess. The trial and aftermath point to a complete miscarriage of justice. The whole truth will never be known. This is Mary's story as it began in Italy and eventually ended on a beautiful fall day many years ago.
About the author

Bob Ianarelli works at being retired and lives in Summerville, SC.  He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he received a degree in Industrial Engineering.  He also graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Master's degree in Business Administration.  His career encompassed various positions in engineering and manufacturing management.  Although originally from Western Pennsylvania, he has also resided in Texas, Illinois and Connecticut in addition to South Carolina.  He is father to four children, five grand children and one great granddaughter.  His previous writing credits include stories for historical journals, and articles for local, regional and national magazines.  This is his first book.

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