All Press Releases for September 30, 2016

Was a U.S. President Involved in Murder?

A newspaper reporter discovers shocking information about the 1976 murder of a prominent Palm Beach citizen.

    BOYNTON BEACH, FL, September 30, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As author of the sensational novel MURDER IN PALM BEACH: The Homicide That Never Died, Bob Brink's goal is to reach a reading audience wide enough to force a reopening of a case in which a man was wrongly convicted and a U.S. president was implicated. To that end, he hopes to raise $1,500 for an extensive promotional campaign on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding source, that will increase dissemination of the book. The link to his Kickstarter page is:

In January 1976, a Palm Beach man important in civic and business circles is fatally shot through a window of the home occupied by his six-member family. Police arrest a karate expert/thug named Mitt Hecher, but soon release him. However, a politically ambitious prosecutor persuades a jury to convict the man, despite a lack of evidence, and he is imprisoned. Several attorneys, convinced of his innocence, work without fees for a new trial.

Several scenarios about the real murderer arise. Finally, a newspaper reporter who investigated for years learns who it was. He also finds out who was behind the deed: a high-ranking politician in Washington. But he cannot reveal his sources, and the paper doesn't run the story. After 15 years, a new Florida governor and the Cabinet commute Hecher's sentence. But the killer remains unknown to all except the reporter, the sheriff's department -and the author of MURDER IN PALM BEACH: The Homicide That Never Died.

Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with the Palm Beach Post, The Associated Press in Chicago, Milwaukee Journal, Tampa Tribune, Joliet Herald-News, and Palm Beach Media Group (magazines). He has garnered numerous writing accolades and several awards. Palm Beach Illustrated won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer. A freelance writer for several years, he now is writing novels. To promote MURDER IN PALM BEACH, he has a website,, with a blog addressing three passions: socio-politics, health care, and grammar. Brink played clarinet for many years with a community symphonic band. A product of Michigan and Iowa, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Drake University in Des Moines and completed graduate journalism studies at the University of Iowa.

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