The Lisker Redemption

Unlike the movie, The Shawshank Redemption, THE LISKER REDEMPTION is the true story of an innocent man wrongly convicted of murder. In March 1984, 17 year old Bruce Lisker was convicted of brutally murdering his mother in their Los Angeles home.

Bruce and his mother Dorka

Despite proclaiming his innocence, Bruce Lisker was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent off to San Quentin. On August 13th 2009, a federal judge overturned Lisker’s conviction and, to the accompaniment of TV cameras and front page headlines, he was released from a California prison after serving 26 years for a crime he did NOT commit.

Bruce Lisker waving to the media as he leaves prison

The injustice Bruce Lisker suffered has received widespread media attention—more than 50 articles in the LA Times and a recent 48 Hours Mystery episode.  Despite all the media coverage, there’s another aspect to this incredible story that has yet to be told.

BRUCE LISKER—The Untold Story

What happened to Bruce’s father, Bob Lisker, in the aftermath of the murder of his wife, Dorka, and the conviction of his son, Bruce?  How did this tragedy of biblical proportions impact him?

Bob Lisker, his wife Dorka and Bruce
Bob Lisker died in 1995, but his widow Joy Mitchell Lisker (his 2nd wife) wrote an extraordinary memoir that answers that question.

Bob Lisker and his 2nd wife, Joy

In Joy’s book, LOVE EVER AFTER: How My Husband Became My Spirit Guide, Bob describes his unimaginable pain:

Do you have any idea what it’s like to have the son you adore incarcerated and ostracized by the whole world? You can’t possibly imagine the agony!

According to the book, Bob was so tormented by the loss of his wife of 37 years and his only son (whom he believed innocent), that this conservative attorney, ex-marine and Kiwanis president attempted to contact the spirit of his dead wife to find out who killed her. Bob Lisker’s lifelong obsession to discover the truth about his wife’s murder and free his innocent son, set the stage for the conversations Joy had with him after he died.

As incredible as Bruce Lisker’s story is, it’s incomplete without the story of his father, Bob Lisker, and his controversial yet inspiring messages from the Afterlife contained in LOVE EVER AFTER.


How My Husband Became My Spirit Guide

by Joy Mitchell Lisker

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