The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder


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

Nagging Mother Killed In Her Own Kitchen

Episode 151 is the twisted little tale of a family quarrel gone extreme. There are a couple of different explanations as to how things got so heated on that July afternoon in 1936, but my take is that four beers in a 110-pound girl coming home to a chronically nagging mother with a hatchet nearby… Yeah, whether it started over dinner or a kiss or something else, that’s not gonna end well.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun