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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The Haunted Hangman

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

San Quentin Executioner Amos Lunt

In this episode we explore a different point of view of capital punishment, a behind the scenes look at the gallows of San Quentin Prison from the hangman.

One of the minor characters in the episode “The Belle in the Belfry” was the hangman, Amos Lunt, who seemed quite shaken by the event and was reported as “seeing spooks”.

That was enough to get me to look a little deeper into Amos Lunt and his descent into madness.

Theme Music by Dave Sams

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