As a young attorney, Howard K. Berry Sr. met Moman Pruiett in the 1930's. Pruiett, who defended 343 individuals and obtained 303 acquittals in his first 20 years, was a twice-convicted felon before joining the bar. Pruiett's only client to hear the death sentence was spared by a Presidential commutation. Intrigued by this frontier legend, Berry began collecting stories, newspaper accounts, court records, and personal interviews detailing Pruiett's "win at all cost" defense strategy. These he compiled into He Made It Safe to Murder.