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Allegations Of Arsenic Ice Cream

The Father Stood Trial

Episode 360 details one of the most chaotic cases I’ve yet to come across. The investigation left a lot of unanswered questions and the prosecution seems motivated by political pressure and retaliation rather than evidence. Was the youngster murdered by his father or one of his playmates? Let me know what you think.

Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald and other newspapers of the era, with special thanks to the librarian at the Grand Rapids library who gave me access to her big drawer of murder. If you’ve got a great historic murder in your hometown that I’ve yet to cover, let me know and I’ll get it on my list, and maybe even come to your town to investigate.

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