A Trial Without Music


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

The Scarsdale Apple Orchard Torch Murder Scandal

Episode 156 is the scandalous tale that begins with the charred body of a young woman, identified only by a mole on an unburned leg. Turns out she was married. And had a boyfriend. Police solve the case quickly, but the decision of the jury is to be whether it was a crime of passion, manslaughter, or premeditated first degree murder. Here are the facts. You decide.

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