Gussie Humann’s Little Secret


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

The Murder of Harry Dewey Garb

Episode 145 takes into the life story of 18-year-old bad girl Gussie Humann, and an ill-conceived plan to get back at an old boyfriend that resulted in her becoming the youngest person indicted for first degree murder in Queens County, New York. It’s a winding, twisting road, that begins with a deathbed accusation, a number of varying confessions, and the bad girl’s shameful secret.

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