A Death in Canaan: Why Did Peter Reilly Confess to His Mother’s Brutal Murder?

Years later, evidence proved Reilly innocent. Why confess to a crime he didn't commit?

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A Death in Canaan tells Peter’s story and the horrors of a justice system gone terribly awry. Read on for an excerpt. 

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A Death in Canaan

By Joan Barthel

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  • The house where Peter Reilly lived with his mother.

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  • Barbara with baby Peter.

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