Crime is rampant. People live in fear. Government officials and the media offer solutions.
Sounds like life in the 21st century. But it isn’t. It’s the 1910s: a decade filled with a myriad of crimes, including missing-person cases, robbery, arson and – of course – murder.
Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s examines 18 murder cases that captured the public’s attention a century ago. They include:
•A priest who believed his crime was divinely inspired.
•A family that was murdered by ax in their sleep and is believed to be victims of a serial killer.
•A teenage girl who was either murdered or committed suicide, depending on if the prosecution or the defense team is to be believed.
•A delivery man who killed a customer because she forced him to make change.
•A killer who blamed his behavior on his love of reading dime novels.