Murder in Little Egypt

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Morrow, 1989 - True Crime - 340 pages
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The shocking story of a family doctor from the region of southern Illinois known as Little Egypt who murdered two of his grown sons to gain the money from life insurance policies he held. 8 pages of photos. Ex-wife and one surviving son will tour nine cities.

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The unbelievable tale of a well-respected doctor by day and a familial tyrant by night. The town loved this man, but those who truly knew him, saw a much different man who actually killed two of his sons. Read full review

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In December 1984 Dr. John Dale Cavaness was charged with the murder of his son Sean. The community was outraged and rose to his defense. What they didn’t know was that for years he had terrorized his ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
19
Section 3
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About the author (1989)

An essayist for The New Yorker and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Ernest Hemingway Award.

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