AN EYE FOR AN EYE —
A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty…
The Preller-Maxwell Murder of St. Louis
This episode spans three years and three continents as a pair of British dandies meet on the steamer ship coming out of Liverpool and make a pact to travel together across the United States and on to Auckland, New Zealand. One of them only makes it as far a St. Louis before his body is found packed in a trunk in a hotel room and his partner gone with all of his traveling money. The case, the chase, the trial and the final reckoning all make national headlines and a celebrity out of the murderer, but that’s not going to make this end any better for him.
Theme Music by Dave Sams