Brother's Keeper

Delbert, Bill, Lynam, and Roscoe Ward are illiterate bachelor brothers who never ventured beyond their 99 acre dairy farm, sharing a two-room shack with no running water. Their quiet life was shattered in 1990 when Bill was found dead in bed. By day’s end, Delbert had confessed to suffocating the ailing Bill as an act of mercy, but the community believed Delbert was framed. Delbert’s subsequent retraction, the village’s fervent belief in his innocence, and the national media attention visited upon a sleepy rural community make Brother’s Keeper a real-life murder mystery that examines larger social issues.