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While Innocents Slept

A Story of Revenge, Murder, and SIDS

Adrian Havill

St. Martin's Press

Death seemed to be part of Garrett Wilson's life. Both of his parents had died by the time he was in his early twenties. So friends shrugged when sadly, an infant daughter, and then a son, succumbed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Six years later, after he divorced his wife, Missy, and married another woman, his former spouse became convinced that their child's passing was anything but natural.

Was it cold-blooded murder by Garrett, or a quest for revenge by his ex-wife? Missy's own investigation that led to Garrett Wilson's arrest and eventual trial will keep the reader guessing until the final pages. Havill takes us through each stage of this intricate and chilling story all the way to the courtroom, where the jury's stunning verdict is given.

Acclaimed author Adrian Havill conducted nineteen in-person interviews with the accused both before and after his trial. He had full access to both the defense and prosecution teams. The result is an unprecedented look at a murder investigation and an edge-of-the-seat real-life medical thriller that stretches from Maryland to Texas and Florida.

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While Innocents Slept: A Story of Revenge, Murder, and SIDS
PART ONELike a city in dreams, the great white capital stretches along the placid river from Georgetown on the west to Anacostia on the east. It is a city of temporaries, a city of just arriveds and only-visitings, built on the shifting sand of politics, filled with people passing through.—ALAN DRURY,
ADVISE AND CONSENTPROLOGUEAt first glance, it appeared to be some sort of parade. But it was only minutes past dawn, and on this Wednesday, May 13,1998, there were still two weeks before Memorial Day. So, where
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"In While Innocents Slept Adrian Havill offers up one of the most chilling and evil characters in the...history of true crime writing. "--Carlton Stowers, Edgar Award winning author of To The Last Breath

"A riveting read that I couldn't put down."--Robert K. Ressler
"In While Innocents Slept Adrian Havill offers up one of the most chilling and evil characters in the...history of true crime writing. "--Carlton Stowers, Edgar Award winning author of To The Last Breath

"A riveting read that I couldn't put down."--Robert K. Ressler

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Adrian Havill

  • Adrian Havill is the author of The Mother, The Son, And the Socialite: The True Story of a Mother-Son Crime. He has also written several biographies, including The Last Mogul: The Unauthorized Biography of Jack Kent Cooke, Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Man of Steel: The Career and Courage of Christopher Reeve, and contributed to Juice: The O.J. Simpson Tragedy. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Georgiana. They have two children.
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    While Innocents Slept

    A Story of Revenge, Murder, and SIDS

    Adrian Havill

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