The Boy With One White Eye

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Brutal Crimes and Punishment of Jesse Pomeroy

This episode concerns one of the most heinous crimes ever committed by a teenager. Jesse Pomeroy was but 14 years old when he was arrested for abducting and torturing young boys and sent to the state reformatory. He was released after a little more than a year, due either to the pleading of his mother or some kind of bribery, you be the judge. But anyway, you know it’s not gonna end well. At 15 years old, Jesse Pomeroy was the youngest person to be convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to die.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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The Bathing Beauty’s New Hammer

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Brutal Murder of Alberta Meadows

Once upon a time, 1922 to be exact, Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband. She stops and buys a brand new hammer on the way.
Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.
This episode is filled with a lot of poignant stories of the incident from a variety of points of view, including a daring escape from justice.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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