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by Monserrat Ondricka Jr. 8 min read


"Scrapped captures the barren roads and fallow fields of Oswego County the way Capote captured Finney County, Kansas in In Cold Blood." -Tom Barbash, New York Times bestselling author of The Dakota Winters

About the Author

Lisa Peebles has been head of the Federal Public Defender's Office in Syracuse, N.Y., for 10 years, and has been a lawyer in the office for the past 21. She's taken 30 cases to trial in that time, with nine acquittals. In 2014, the New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers Association gave her the Thurgood S.

Who was Gary Thibodeau's public defender?

In 2014, to begin a series of appeals, Lisa Peebles took on the case as Thibodeau’s public defender. "He was dealt a huge injustice.

What did Peebles believe?

Peebles believed there were holes in the prosecution's case and worked tirelessly over the years to uncover evidence she believed cleared her client. There was everything from recorded conversations, to assertions about other men having taken Allen, to evidence that led investigators to search a cabin in Mexico.

Who is the district attorney for Oswego County?

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes was a college student on Easter Sunday 1994. That day, Heidi Allen was working at the former D&W convenience store in New Haven, when she mysteriously disappeared and has never been found. Gary Thibodeau was eventually convicted for kidnapping her in 1995 and spent the next 23 years claiming his ...