Wrongly arrested for the brutal murders of his parents.
Interrogated for 18 hours.
Convicted and sentenced to die.

Years later, exonerated.

Some people say  Gary Gauger  got out because the system worked.

He says it happened
In Spite of the System
Available now from Fourcatfarm Press:

In Spite of the System: A Personal Story of Wrongful
Conviction and Exoneration
By Gary Gauger and Julie Von Bergen
Gary has been interviewed on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, 20/20, CNN Tonight with Connie
Chung, A&E Investigative Reports,
and Court TV. He has been the subject of numerous print
interviews in the U.S. and overseas, and is one of six former death row inmates profiled in the
acclaimed play,
The Exonerated.

Gary tells his complete, first-person story in In Spite of the System.
For most of his life, organic farmer Gary Gauger figured the police caught the bad guys, the
prosecution gathered all the evidence, and the courts made sure only guilty people went to prison.

That all changed on April 8, 1993, the day his parents were brutally murdered on their Illinois farm.
Arrested the next day for the crimes, Gary was sentenced to death and spent the next six years
trying to clear his name.

Click here to read about his case
For more information on wrongful convictions and the
death penalty, visit these websites:

Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Northwestern University School of Law Center on
Wrongful Convictions
Copyright 2021 Gary Gauger and Julie Von
Bergen. All rights reserved.
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