Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bart Whitaker, Subject of Corey Mitchell's Next Book, on Oprah Tomorrow

by Corey Mitchell

Bart Whitaker (pictured left with his brother Kevin) will appear on Oprah tomorrow (Monday, 10/6). Whitaker, currently on death row for the murder-for-hire of his mother Tricia, and brother Kevin, is the subject of my next book.

Bart is also the subject of another book, Murder by Family, written by Bart's father, Kent Whitaker, who was also shot in the melee back in December 2003. Kent's book focuses on the aftermath of the murders and how Kent forgave Bart for hiring two friends to murder his family.

As with all of my books, I plan on turning over every stone to look into Bart's background, as well as those of several of his friends who were involved in the murders. It is a truly fascinating story with numerous twists and turns, that includes hints of dark humor, overriding tragedy, and an examination of murder in seemingly one of the safest places on the planet.

I am looking forward to Kent's appearance on Oprah. I presume they will focus on Kent's ability to forgive his son for the murders of his wife and youngest son.

Visit the Oprah website to see a short commercial of the episode and chat about the case on her message board.

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