Individual Author Record
Name: Maurice PossleyPen Name: None Genre: Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Born: 1949 in Moline, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionMaurice was born in Moline and and resided in Chicago. He currently is a Visiting Research Fellow at Santa Clara University in California.
Biographical and Professional InformationMaurice Possley is an award-winning investigative criminal justice reporter for the ''Chicago Tribune''. He has been a journalist since 1972 and has been considered for the Pulitzer Prize on four occasions for excellence in trial coverage and investigative reporting.Possley is known for his role in breaking and publishing the story of the serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was executed for killing thirty-three people in Chicago, and for his coverage of such high-profile stories as the prosecutions of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and the culmination of the grand jury investigation of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. He has appeared as a legal commentator on NPR and Court TV, and on Good Morning, America.His book ''The Brown's Chicken Massacre'' pieces together the brutal slaying of seven people at an Illinois restaurant, and the breakthrough DNA evidence that helped solve the case. Possley and fellow ''Tribune'' reporter Rick Kogan co-authored ''Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth''.
- Everybody Pays, Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth, G.P. Putnam & Sons, 2002 - written with Rick Kogan
- The Brown`s Chicken Massacre, Berklely Publishing Group, 2003