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The Grass Beneath His Feet


Nothing produced a glow in his eyes like the wonders of nature provoking his every curiosity. Everything about nature appealed to his meticulous character. His childhood was spent at Medina Lake, chasing down fire flies and fishing. There was nothing he liked better than fried perch fish and eggs for breakfast. So how does such an innocent boy end up on death row in one of the most relentless state for executing murderers?



The Grass Beneath His Feet recounts the childhood of Charles Thompson, then portrays him as a young adult and finally covers the tragedy, in which Dennise Hayslip and Darren Cain lost their lives. It is the story of a boy who ran through the grass at Medina Lake... then ran from home... a man who later tried to run from the mistakes of his youth... and in the end, trying to run from prison!



The Grass Beneath His Feet tells the story of Charles Thompson, who after falling in love, found himself in a disturbing chain of events that would change his life forever. The recounting of his story is extracted directly from Charles’ own journals, where his childhood, his true love, and his ultimate escape from death row are revealed. For the first time, readers can  get an insight of the escape that shocked the nation. America’s Most Wanted, CNN, The World News all wanted to know the same answer: How did this man manage to escape from the most notorious death row system in the country?


The Grass Beneath His Feet introduces Charles to people, not as a murderer, but as a man fighting to show that there were many flaws in the legal process that kept him from proving that he does not meet the criteria for capital punishment. Prepare to embark on a journey into a life on death row through the eyes of Charles Thompson and run next to him as a child - and an escapee… as he took in the beauty of nature and the South Texas sun with The Grass Beneath His Feet.

The Grass Beneath His Feet  can be bought in electronic format in English, French and German.


Buy the English version here 


Buy the French version here - Achetez la version française ici: 


Buy the German version here - Kaufen Sie die deutsche Ausgabe hier:


Buy the Italian version here - Acquista la versione italiana qui:

...and coming soon...Charles' sequel!

An even more detailed story from his earliest childhood memories up to his current life on death row, where he has spent the last 19 years of his life. It will be available on this site.

Wrongful Convictions require Justice
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