Poison in the Pepper Box

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS

A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring some of history’s most prolific murderers.

Although Louise Vermilya of Chicago was never convicted of a crime, history lays up to 10 deaths at her door, mostly family members and suitors.

She did go to trial once, and we’ll take a pretty close look at the drama, including a suicide attempt, that led up to her acquittal as we look at the wake of mysterious deaths throughout her life. This story allows me to bring back Emily Simer Braun, who did such a remarkable job giving us the confession of Anna Hahn a couple of months ago, to read the quotes attributed to Louise Vermilya in the Chicago newspapers.

Music by Dave Sams

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