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Framed! - Murder, Corruption, and a Death Sentence in Florida

Marc J. Seifer

In this real-life courtroom drama, handwriting analysis expert Dr. Marc Seifer shares the true account of a man falsely accused, the coercion and police corruption that threatened to send him to the electric chair, and the series of events that would eventually exonerate him. Stephen Rosati had it all. An accomplished bodybuilder, former Mr. Rhode Island and owner of a posh health club, Stephen was the son of real estate mogul Carl Rosati. One September day, Stephen's world was shattered when a state trooper arrested him for the murder of drug dealer Joe Viscido, Jr.-a crime that had occurred in Florida four years earlier when Stephen was 1,500 miles away. Though Stephen could prove he was in New England at the time of the murder, a man named Peter Dallas had confessed to the crime and named Stephen as his accomplice. Stephen found himself in a Rhode Island jail awaiting transfer to Florida, where he could face a death sentence for a crime he knew nothing about. Stephen set out to prove his innocence. He hired Jack Cicilline, "one of the keenest legal minds in New England" and attorney to many notorious mobsters, and the Rosatis brought on famed handwriting expert Marc Seifer. Although Dr. Seifer's testimony in court proved that Rosati was in Rhode Island when Viscido was killed, it wasn't enough to deter Florida police from trying to pin the murder on Rosati. Thus began the longest extradition hearing in U.S. history and a powerful criminology case study in police misconduct, mishandled evidence, and wrongful prosecution. With access to over 1,500 pages of police logs, 1,400 pages of court transcripts, and countless depositions and interviews, Seifer weaves a thrilling story of one man's battle for justice.

In this real-life courtroom drama, handwriting analysis expert Dr. Marc Seifer shares the true account of a man falsely accused, the coercion and police corruption that threatened to send him to the electric chair, and the series of events that would eventually exonerate him. Stephen Rosati had it all. An accomplished bodybuilder, former Mr. Rhode Island and owner of a posh health club, Stephen was the son of real estate mogul Carl Rosati. One September day, Stephen's world was shattered when a state trooper arrested him for the murder of drug dealer Joe Viscido, Jr.-a crime that had occurred in Florida four years earlier when Stephen was 1,500 miles away. Though Stephen could prove he was in New England at the time of the murder, a man named Peter Dallas had confessed to the crime and named Stephen as his accomplice. Stephen found himself in a Rhode Island jail awaiting transfer to Florida, where he could face a death sentence for a crime he knew nothing about. Stephen set out to prove his innocence. He hired Jack Cicilline, "one of the keenest legal minds in New England" and attorney to many notorious mobsters, and the Rosatis brought on famed handwriting expert Marc Seifer. Although Dr. Seifer's testimony in court proved that Rosati was in Rhode Island when Viscido was killed, it wasn't enough to deter Florida police from trying to pin the murder on Rosati. Thus began the longest extradition hearing in U.S. history and a powerful criminology case study in police misconduct, mishandled evidence, and wrongful prosecution. With access to over 1,500 pages of police logs, 1,400 pages of court transcripts, and countless depositions and interviews, Seifer weaves a thrilling story of one man's battle for justice.
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Genres:

True Crime

Description:

In this real-life courtroom drama, handwriting analysis expert Dr. Marc Seifer shares the true account of a man falsely accused, the coercion and police corruption that threatened to send him to the electric chair, and the series of events that would eventually exonerate him. Stephen Rosati had it all. An accomplished bodybuilder, former Mr. Rhode Island and owner of a posh health club, Stephen was the son of real estate mogul Carl Rosati. One September day, Stephen's world was shattered when a state trooper arrested him for the murder of drug dealer Joe Viscido, Jr.-a crime that had occurred in Florida four years earlier when Stephen was 1,500 miles away. Though Stephen could prove he was in New England at the time of the murder, a man named Peter Dallas had confessed to the crime and named Stephen as his accomplice. Stephen found himself in a Rhode Island jail awaiting transfer to Florida, where he could face a death sentence for a crime he knew nothing about. Stephen set out to prove his innocence. He hired Jack Cicilline, "one of the keenest legal minds in New England" and attorney to many notorious mobsters, and the Rosatis brought on famed handwriting expert Marc Seifer. Although Dr. Seifer's testimony in court proved that Rosati was in Rhode Island when Viscido was killed, it wasn't enough to deter Florida police from trying to pin the murder on Rosati. Thus began the longest extradition hearing in U.S. history and a powerful criminology case study in police misconduct, mishandled evidence, and wrongful prosecution. With access to over 1,500 pages of police logs, 1,400 pages of court transcripts, and countless depositions and interviews, Seifer weaves a thrilling story of one man's battle for justice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Rosati, Roger Wayne

Length:

14h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:50

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

16:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

16:09


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:30


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

29:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

41:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

14:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

27:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

19:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

16:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

24:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

27:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

43:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

23:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

42:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

48:47