The Case Of The Tell-Tale Love Letters


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.

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