A gripping tale of murder, sorcery, and criminal justice in turn-of-the-century Chicago,Â PoisonedÂ is the fascinating true story (1907) ofÂ a mysterious Bohemian fortune teller charged with murdering a half-dozen peopleÂ by slowly poisoning them with arsenic.Â PoisonedÂ details the horrific murders, and the incredible events that followed HermanÂ Billik'sÂ conviction: last second reprieves; legal battles carried all the way to the Supreme Court; frenzied mass demonstrations; corpses secretly exhumed in the middle of the night; and the revelation that key witnesses lied under oath. The case affected political campaigns, involved a Chicago Mayor, and featured an eventual showdown in the race for Governor of Illinois between two of the story's central figures. Indeed, if it were not true, no one would ever bel
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|Size: ||4.1 MB|
|Publisher: ||Titletown Publishing, LLC|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9780991193820 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|