The Prosecutor Stands Accused


A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Mysterious Murder of Harriet Moss McDaniel

In the midst of a campaign for re-election, the prosecutor of Buchanan County, Missouri, becomes the defendant, on trial for the murder of his wife. He says it was a home invasion by his political enemies, or maybe someone he had sent to jail. The state says it was because of a love affair with his wife’s best friend. Pay attention to that part of the story, because that’s not gonna end well either.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media Manager: Sean R. Jones
Research: Anna Priestland