South Carolina Killers: Crimes of Passion

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 93 pages
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Murder leaves no decade unscarred. In 1903, the lieutenant governor of South Carolina shot dead a local newspaper editor, in full view of witnesses. In 1944, George Stinney was marched to the electric chair—at age fourteen. In 1994, a mother made national news pleading for the return of her kidnapped sons, when in truth she had driven them to a watery grave herself. Jones spares no chilling detail in describing each of these crimes; all make for fascinating—and terrifying—reading.
 

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As Long As We Are Able
7
Murder in Broad Daylight 1903
9
Last Man Hanged The Execution of Daniel Duncan 1911
17
The Perfect Murder of an SOB 1933
23
Hip Pocket Justice in Edgefield The Execution of Sue Logue 1941
28
Too Young To Die The Execution of George Stinney Jr 1944
38
Perry Deveaux 1975
43
A Deadly New Years Resolution 1992
48
The Murder of Rosemary Franco 1994
54
A Tragedy in Union The Sad Saga of Susan Smith 1994
57
Obsession The Death of Mary Lynn Witherspoon 2003
74
Tom Findlays Dear John Letter to Susan Smith
85
Susan Smiths Confession
89
Bibliography
91
About the Author
95
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About the author (2007)

Mark R. Jones is a ninth-generation native of South Carolina. He is a licensed City of Charleston tour guide, conducting carriage tours for Palmetto Carriage and daytime history and nighttime ghost tours for Bulldog Walking Tours. Mark is also one of a select group of guides who conducts the Dark Side of Charleston Tour for Bulldog: the tour that inspired the writing of the Wicked Charleston books. The Dark Side is the only non-ghost nighttime tour in Charleston. On average, Mark conducts twenty tours a week, about one thousand per year. He is the author of Wicked Charleston: The Dark Side of the Holy City, which covers the history of the founding of Charles Towne from a unique perspective: drinking, prostitution and murder. The Charleston Post and Courier called the book "a solid (if tipsy) foundation for the revelry to come." Wicked Charleston, Volume 2 is the continuation of that revelry. In his free time, Mark is always on the prowl for new salacious stories about Charleston. Information about Mark, his books, tours, personal blog and speaking engagements can be found at his web site: www.wickedcharleston.net.

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