This story is part of the collection “Vincent Brothers Mass Murder Trial,” a short work based on facts and fictionalized by making the accused the narrator desperate to exonerate himself.
Vincent Brothers says he’s a respected teacher and vice principal and should not be accused of killing his wife, three young children, and his mother-in-law. He insists he’s been framed. As a black man he’s convinced his many sexual relations with women, some of them Hispanic, are being to demonize him in the conservative city of Bakersfield, California. No trustworthy witness has placed him at the crime scene, and there is no physical evidence against him. He was tried in March 2007. What was the verdict?