Bamboozled: The Joey Torrey Story
by Joey Torrey Author
In this introspective exploration of his life, former boxer Joey Torrey reflects on his past, his murder conviction, and his more than 30-year incarceration in a California state prison. Nearly five years after his original exposé, this new edition delves deeper into circumstances surrounding Torrey’s alleged murder of his boxing coach, the lengthy prison sentence handed down, his undercover collaboration with the FBI on “Operation Matchbook” in support of John McCain’s proposed Professional Boxing Amendments Act, and the inner workings of the prison system in general. From his days as a Compton gang leader and an Olympic boxing hopeful, to being tried as an adult rather than a 17-year-old minor, this compelling narrative builds the case for his innocence by citing manipulation by his managers and the strategies used in his wrongful conviction, such as establishing the motive as robbery despite a lack of evidence linking the opening of a safe to the murderer. And after more than three decades as a model prisoner—and saving the life of a prison guard—Torrey ponders what it will finally take to come out from behind bars.
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