Classic tales of the
SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES
of the past as told from the
HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the
GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM
Bosson’s Bitter Whiskey And Bananas
Episode 436 comes from a request by True Crime Historian patron Marlene Resch, who wanted to hear a story from her home Lane County, Oregon. So I dug up this sordid tale of a man who stands trial for the murder of his wife, with allegations of insurance fraud and lust for his young sister-in-law, who turns out to not have the best reputation herself.
From The Vault
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.