Bone Deep: Untangling the Betsy Faria Murder Case with Author Joel Schwartz

On December 27, 2011, Russell Faria returned to his Troy, Missouri, home and found his wife, Betsy, dead. She’d been stabbed fifty-five times. First responders concluded that Betsy was dead for hours when Russ discovered her. No blood was found implicating Russ, and surveillance video, receipts, and friends’ testimony all supported his alibi; yet, police and the prosecuting attorney ignored the evidence, and, in their minds, decided Russ was guilty. But prominent defense attorney Joel J. Schwartz quickly recognized the real killer.

Bone Deep recounts Schwartz’s successful battle to have that conviction overturned. Written with Russ Faria’s cooperation and filled with chilling new revelations and previously undisclosed evidence.

Joel Schwartz and co-author Charles Bosworth will discuss the book at the Jewish Book Festival on Monday, November 7 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available on Showpass.