Sunday Magazine #8

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–-

Three Lady Conspirators

“Bathsheba Spooner’s Well Of Secrets: The First American Murderess”

In which, the daughter of an exiled Loyalist would become the first woman tried for murder in the newly formed United States of America.
Here’s some information on the The Spooner Well.

“The Strange Crime Of The Merry Widow Of Bicester”

This story takes us to battle-torn England during World War II, when as if there wasn’t enough death and suffering, a jealous mistress plots to take out her man’s wife.

“Tiny Error Of The Wily Widow”

We are transported to the plains of the Dakotas and another plot to get rid of a wealthy husband for a younger man.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, courtesy of musopen.org.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

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

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The Baldwin Hills Babes In The Woods Murders

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…

A Crossing Guard Confesses

Episode 150 is the brutal tale of one of the most fiendish murders on record in California, or anywhere, that a dogged prosecutor pins on the town’s simple minded crossing guard. The man confesses four times, but I dunno… I think they might have gotten the wrong maniac. See what you think.

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

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The Case Of The Tell-Tale Love Letters

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 Murder Of Percy Thompson By His Wife’s Young Lover

For Episode 149 we make a journey to England in the 1920s and hear about the torrid affair between a successful milliner, but unhappy wife, and a young sailor eight years her junior. She writes saucy letters to his ports of call while he’s away that seem to indicate a plan for murdering her husband. She says she was role-playing, just showing how much she loved him. He had a different interpretation.

Click here for the Trial Booklet.

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

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