Murder on birchleaf drive

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Author: Steven B. Epstein
ISBN: 978-1-934912-86-7
Price: $19.95 paperback
Price: $9.95 ebook
Pages: 360 paperback

To be released June 1, 2019!


The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case

Was Jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so—would he get away with it?

To the outside world, Jason and Michelle Young lived a
storybook life—an attractive couple with great jobs, a beautiful home, a precocious two-year-old daughter, and a baby boy on the way.

Soon after the 29-year-old pregnant mother’s brutally beaten body was discovered on their bedroom floor, a very different picture emerged. Of a marriage crumbling at its foundation. Of a meddlesome New York mother-in-law whose running critique left Jason frustrated and angry. Of a 32-year-old man who behaved like a frat boy rebelling against adult responsibilities.

MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE documents the gripping tale of a family’s marathon quest for justice, confounding crime scene evidence, persistence of law enforcement officers, and riveting courtroom combat.

Reviews and Other Information:

"Some heinous crimes, like premeditated murder, are relatively easy to solve due to damning physical evidence and direct witness testimony.  Others, like the one Steven B. Epstein details in his captivating book, MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE, are anything but simple.  The solution to such crimes, resulting in justice for the victim, comes only through unwavering witnesses, dedicated law enforcement efforts, and well-prepared prosecutors.  In this case, it took multiple trials and several levels of appeal ... but in the end a murderer was convicted and justice was, indeed, done.  This book documents, accurately, the work it takes to make 'circumstantial evidence' persuasive.  As such it should make the reader appreciate the tenacity those involved in criminal prosecution must display if justice is to truly be done on behalf of victims.  Excellent book, and I recommend it highly." -Jerry Boyd, Coronado, California Police Chief (ret.); former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy; author of multiple books including FIRESTONE PARK: POLICING SOUTH-CENTRAL LOS ANGELES and MY YEARS AS A CHIEF