I followed this story as it was playing out in SE Ohio, and later as Dale Johnson was "pardoned." Many, people including me, were left wondering what really happened. Thank goodness for Don Canaan's book. (I actually searched for such a book on and off for years after the case fell off the front page). His book sheds light on small town justice in 1980's rural Ohio, where I grew up. As I've aged I've come to believe there are a lot of strange-acting people, like Johnson. That doesn't make them murders. Just different.