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On Tuesday, April 22, 1958, twenty-nine year-old David F Early was freed from Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary where he served time for aggravated robbery. In a pre-release letter to the parole board, Early stated he wanted to return to his home state of Colorado where his attorney and ‘uncle,’ Merrill A. Knight, had befriended him […]
In 1961, nineteen-year-old Wilbert Rideau shot and killed Lake Charles bank teller Julia Fergusen, who was twenty-years-old. Rideau’s first trial included an all-white, all-male jury who sentenced him to death. That verdict, and two more which came in 1964 and 1970, were eventually overturned on constitutional grounds. Nevertheless, he remained on death row until 1972. […]
In late October 1948, Hattiesburg, Mississippi house painter Walter Dorman, 42 or 44, was vacationing at a fishing camp near Tallulah, in the northeast corner of the Louisiana (near the Mississippi River, Mississippi Delta, and Lake Providence). The fishing camp was owned and operated by George Dowdy, 68, and his son, J.D. Dowdy, 23, a […]
Mug Shot Monday! Arthur Leroy Antoine, 1928, &
Volume II of ‘Vintage True Crime Stories’ TBR this Saturday!
IN THE 1920s, Arthur Leroy Antoine was an auto-mechanic with a wife and two children. For twelve years, he moved his family from town to town, getting one job after another, always looking for something better and never satisified with what he had. In 1928, he was living in Oakland when he applied that […]
Lenient Sentences for Serial-Rapist and Molester Lead to More Crimes DNA Connected Stansbury to 1974 Murder Seven Years After He Died in Prison In the summer of 1974, twenty-nine-year old Barbara Hall was found dead near a horse trail in the San Dimas/Claremont area near Pomona, California. Her life was tragically ended at the hands […]