The Long Island Torso Murder: The True Crime of Martin Thorn and Augusta Nack

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One summer day in 1896, three young boys discover a mysterious package floating near the docks of the East River. Hoping for some kind of treasure, what they found was the freshly dismembered body of a man. Police eventually discovered the identity of the man and found that he was involved in a deadly love triangle. His lover and her other man were charged with the grisly crime.

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The Boy Hanged from a Chair: The True Crime of Harvey Church

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A reading from America’s historic newspapers

 


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The Boy Hanged from a Chair
The True Crime of Harvey Church
Chicago, Illinois
1921-1922

Convicted of killing a pair of Studebaker salesmen because he wanted a car to impress the girls, Harvey Church went into a catatonic coma a month before his execution and never came out of it, even as deputy sheriffs carried him to the gallows in a chair.

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