The Body in Big Moose Lake


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

‘Billy’ Brown’s Tragic Affair

Today’s episode is a tragic story of young love gone bad. Real bad. So bad, in fact, that ended up with the body of a young girl found floating in an up-state New York lake one summer day in 1906. The man she came there went missing, but not for long. Was it a simple accident as Chester Gillette would claim, or a brutal, cold-blooded murder? The answer may be in the tear-stained letters she wrote to him.

Theme Music by Dave Sams

Incidental music by Chuck Wiggins

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