Left to Die
1969, Chappaquiddick, Martha's Vineyard: Mary Jo Kopechne is the unsuspecting victim of a fatal car accident. The driver is Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy. This is a story that details the investigation, inquest, and grand jury deliberations into the young woman's untimely death.
Leslie H. Leland, jury foreman, gives his own account of how the entire grand jury was stymied in seeking evidence relating to the accident caused by Senator Ted Kennedy and the threats made on his and his family's lives. A never before reported analysis of how the grand jury was denied its own legal rights, Left to Die is one example of how power and corruption can override America's justice system. Upon hearing the details, one judge stated, "That was not only intimidation, that was tampering with the grand jury."
About the authors:
Leslie H. Leland is a retired pharmacist. His background is detailed within the book.
J.B. Shaffer grew up in Chicago and currently resides in southeast Florida. He is a retired advertising and marketing businessman who has written advertising copy and articles for trade magazines.