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People/Characters: George Franklin

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TitlesOrder
Death of a Butterfly by Margaret Maron
Once Upon a Time: A True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law by Harry N. MacLean
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Secret Seduction by Susan Napier
Sins of the Father by Eileen Franklin
True Stories of Law & Order: The Real Crimes behind the Best Episodes of the Hit TV Show by Kevin Dwyer

Character description

George Franklin was an abusive husband and father, and three of his daughters claimed as adults that he had molested them.  In 1989, his daughter Eileen Franklin-Lipsker claimed that she had recovered the memory of her father killing Susan Nason, her eight-year-old friend, in 1969, as well as another crime.   George Franklin was convicted in the Nason case and served six years in prison, the first person to be convicted of murder solely on the basis of recovered memory.  Later, trial errors, his exoneration for the other crime Eileen claimed to have witnessed, and questions about the veracity of his daughter's evidence caused him to be released.     The case created a nationwide furor over recovered memory.

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