Marc Seifer on Framed! | Tantorious

Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

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Marc J. Seifer is the author of several books, including The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis and the acclaimed biography Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla. His book Framed!: Murder, Corruption, and a Death Sentence in Florida (available in print, ebook, and audio) chronicles the longest extradition case in the history of the United States.

 

 

Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: Your coauthor, and the subject of the book, the late Stephen Rosati, was a former bodybuilder who was framed for murder and ultimately cleared. How did you get involved in the case and end up writing the story?

A: I’m a handwriting expert, and in 1990, I was hired by Stephen’s attorney to testify at the extradition hearing. After he was exonerated, I asked the family if I could work on the book. I thought this was the greatest story I’d ever heard.

Q: What surprised you most?

A: Not only did they frame Stephen for a murder that took place 1,500 miles away, but six eye-witnesses identified him, and three other innocent men were charged – including one who confessed! He was arrested and put on a fast track to die in the electric chair. This totally blew my mind.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of Framed!, narrated by Roger Wayne.

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