Classic tales of the
SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES
of the past as told from the
HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the
GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM
The Repudiated Confessions Of Richard Ivens
Episode 398 explores the tragic murder of a Chicago housewife and the subsequent confession of the simple minded young man who found the body in a refuse pile. He later claims the confession was forced from him, but he pays the ultimate price for the crime anyway.
From The Vault
The True Crime Of Hawley Harvey Crippen
Episode 105 crosses the Atlantic Ocean a couple of times as the little American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen flees his London practice with a young stenographer at his side and the body of his wife left buried in the cellar of their posh home. This case has historical significance in that it was the first time the wireless telegraph was used in tracking a fugitive from justice across the sea.