Eva Coo, Murderess

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North Country Books, 1997 - History - 134 pages
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Index for Eva Coo Murderess by Niles Eggleston
Ames, Earl: Insurance agent who suspected foul play, page 51
Brady, Owen: Otsego County Undersheriff; photo 68; took Eva Coo to Sing Sing prison 92
Byard, James (Eva Coo’s first attorney): 54; asked for change to another county 60; interviews with Coo to be private 61; cross examine of Cliff 80; seventeen witnesses for the defense 89; summation lasted 75 minutes, page 90; obituary 115
Clift, Martha: drove the death car 22; photos 38, 39; first confession 56; admitted driving death car 58; cross exam 83; sentenced to 20 years 93; tattletale 93, 117; after prison 118; nephew 128
Compton, Dick: brother of Martha Clift 128
Coo family: 12, 65
Coo folklore: 119
Coo, Bill: Eva’s husband 13, 22
Coo, Eva: female Jekyll & Hyde 6; 13; raid 19, 20; photos 34, 38, 39, 69, 75; broke case 51; confessions 56; before and after photos 63; call men by name 64; sentencing 91; Jail birthday 106; not driving death car 109; execution 113; no one claimed her body 114
Coo’s girls: 16
Court of Appeals: 104
Death car: 46
Eggleston, Niles: iii; speculation 12, 81
Electric Chair: Eva Coo not the first & not the last 114
Execution: 113
Fink, Iva: Owner of Scott farm murder site viii, 45
Grand Jury: lasted 3 days, separate incitements read on 29 June 1934 charging Eva Coo and Martha Clift with first degree murder, page 59
Grant, Donald: DA, prosecuting attorney 54; photo 70; seventy-four witnesses for the prosecution 86; Eva Coo not promised immunity 88; summation lasted 100 minutes, page 90; declined invitation to execution 110; elected judge 119; distinguished service 119
Hamm, Charles: Sold Woodbine Inn to Eva Coo & later bought it back; 19, 60, 81
Hanover, Edna: friend of Eva Coo; 24, 47, 84, 119; killed in accident 120
Heath, Riley: Judge who presided over Grand Jury & trial 55; photo 70; called for order 90; sentenced Coo & Clift 91
Hunt, Benjamin: saw Coo & Clift at Scott House, page 88; wrote down the license plate number of death car, p. 46 (Court documents say that his wife Sarah wrote down the number)
Hunt, Sarah p.88 (Sandy Brooks, a daughter told Taylor Hollist on October 22, 2013 that Niles E. had her name, Clara, wrong in his book)
Insurance policies: 29, 53
Johnson, James: Eva Coo lied to many people that Harry Wright went his house to inquire about painting, page 47; Jim testified that he did not see Coo, Nabinger or Wright on June 14, page 88
Jury: 66; photo 71; two hours of deliberation 90
Kilgallen, Dorothy: newspaper reporter; 1, 64; photo 74; spent night in Scott house 121; What’s My Line shows 122
Lawes, Lewis: Warden of Sing Sing; 2; letter from Sheriff Mitchell 94; went to Albany NY to try and change Eva Coo’s sentence 108
Learned, A. Milton: Oneonta Star reporter; first hand account of execution of Eva Coo 113; 122, 123
Loucks, Jesse: Eva Coo’s former boy friend 21
Mallet: policeman Cross viii, 32; not fingerprinted 52; 58; souvenir 80; locked in Scott house 129
Meyers, Clara: lived next door to Eva Coo, sold milk to Eva, and used Eva’s phone, page 47
Mitchell, George : Otsego County Sheriff 52, 55; photo 68; letter to Warden Lawes 94; declined invitation to execution of Eva Coo 110; letter from NY governor Lehman 123
Nabinger, Harry: Eva Coo’s live-in boy friend; 1, 24, 25; write letters for Eva Coo, 29; photo 39; drinking day of murder 48; Wright buried in his suit 50; after trial moved near his children 124
Oneonta Daily Star: gave Sheriff Mitchell credit for breaking the case 52
Oneonta NY: Sin City & City of Millionaries 7; Eva Coo lived 15; Eva Coo told to get out of town 18
Oneonta State Normal School: 11, 15
Palmer, Fred: farm hand who lived across the highway from Eva Coo and worked for Clara Meyers, page 47
Peak, Morris: Franklin NY owner of death car 43
Scarnici, Leonard : electrocuted the same day as Eva Coo 110; body claimed by brother 114
Scott house: photos 35, 36, 72; location of the murder 45, 57; tours 80
Shumway, Gladys: Friend of Clift and Coo, 23; 47; 84
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