Justice or Injustice? What Really Happens in a Jury Room by J. L. Hardee is the riveting true story of jury deliberations in the murder trial of Kimberly Renee Poole.
The book reveals how two Myrtle Beach Detectives, Terry Altman and John King, used perjured testimony, coerced witness identifications and a falsified, coerced confession to falsely convict someone of murder. ‘Justice or Injustice’ also shows how a corrupt DA, Greg Hembre, also got away with perjury and for failure to disclose a personal relationship with the jury foreperson. Although the matter was brought up on appeal, it was heard by the same judge, Edward Cottingham, that pushed a hung jury to a verdict. After nearly two decades in prison, serving a life term without parole, Kimberly Renee Poole hopes to find a lawyer to continue her appeals and bring the truth to light.