By Peter B. Smith
These 8 precise stories discover the darkish aspect of 20th-century prairie background. A Saskatchewan farmhouse is burned to the floor to hide the brutal murders of a kin of 7. A German prisoner-of-war camp in medication Hat is the scene of savage Nazi killings. A convicted killer is given an afternoon cross out of felony for his birthday, purely to flee and kill back. From a perilous Prohibition-era shootout to a landmark case solved with DNA facts, those are riveting tales of murderers and the folks who fought to convey them to justice.
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Anderson records her words as, “Why do you hang me when I didn’t do anything? ” In her book The Bootlegger’s Bride, Jock Carpenter has her saying, “I didn’t hurt anyone ever. ” But after a few words from a priest who was providing her with spiritual strength in her final hours, she then said, “Father, I forgive . . m. she was pronounced dead at the age of 22 years. Now the case was in the realm of the commentators, analysts, armchair critics and historians who reflected on its meaning and interpreted its significance.
Although France lay bleeding from one thousand wounds at the hand of a tyrannical, unscrupulous, and ruthless foe, and the spirit of France—which one would have thought would have appealed to you—called forth the sympathy and support of all heroic men within the Empire, you valued your own lives as more important than these things. You went into hiding. You dug yourselves into the ground. You conspired to defeat your country’s purpose and shoot down like dogs the men who were trying to do their duty.
Only three days earlier, he’d been picking up cans because he didn’t have two coins to rub together. He even paid the bar tabs of his friends using the dead man’s credit card and identity. The drinking binge didn’t stop until cops cut it short by nabbing Tudor. The judge heard evidence of the brutality inflicted by Tudor. Dr. Denmark, the same medical examiner who’d seen Tudor’s handiwork on the skull of Ardie Turner, testified to what he found on Bill Vomastic’s decomposed body. Seven lunging stab wounds in the back had killed him, some so powerful they had severed his ribs.