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Book by law college's Gary Stuart receives two awards

May 23, 2011

A book by Gary Stuart, senior policy advisor at the College of Law, received two awards during 2011 Arizona Book Awards, sponsored by the Arizona Book Publishing Association.

Stuart’s Innocent Until Interrogated: The True Story of the Buddhist Temple Massacre and the Tucson Four received the “Best Adult Nonfiction” and “Best Embodying Arizona Book” awards.

Since its publication in July 2010, the book has been recognized for its thorough research. Stuart listened to all of the tapes made by a sheriff’s task force to preserve the information it obtained while questioning four men who confessed to murdering nine people at a Buddhist temple in west Phoenix in 1991. Stuart also read more than 2,600 single-spaced pages of custodial interrogation.

Stuart earned degrees in business and law at the University of Arizona. He joined Jennings, Strouss & Salmon in 1967 and has tried more than 100 jury cases. He is an adjunct professor at the College of Law and at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, and also served an eight-year term on the Arizona Board of Regents. His books include: Innocent Until Interrogated, Miranda: The Story of America's Right to Remain Silent and The Gallup 14, a novel.

Staci McCabe,
(480) 965-8702
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law