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Drug deals

B C Rao

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2004.014


Clay Carter, a lawyer who holds a none-too-well paying job, that of defending an indigent in the office of the public prosecutor, is asked to defend a teenager who has committed a murder. What initially appears to be a fairly simple, open and shut case of one street junkie killing another, turns out to be a case of murder without a motive. Why would a criminal, who has never gone beyond petty shoplifting, suddenly murder a person, and that too, while on a de-addiction programme? A bit of investigation reveals that these de-addiction centres have more such cases and are trying to hide some facts.

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