The Hall-Mills Murder Case,
This review is from: The Hall-Mills Murder Case: The Minister and the Choir Singer (Paperback)The Hall-Mills Murder Case:-
On September 16, 1922, the two bodies were discovered on their backs, both shot in the head with a .32-calibre pistol, the man once and the woman three times. The bullet entered the man's head over his right ear and exited through the back of his neck. The woman was shot under the right eye, over the right temple and over the right ear. A police officer at the scene noticed that the woman's throat had been severed and maggots were already in the wound, indicating the death occurred at least twenty-four hours earlier. The bodies appeared to have been positioned side by side after death. Both had their feet pointing toward a crab apple tree. The man had a hat covering his face and his calling card was placed at his feet. Torn up love letters were placed between the bodies.
There is a wonderful dramatisation of this famous American murder case available on Amazons "Audible" website and can be downloaded. The title of the recording is "Under The Crab Apple Tree" is narrated by Edgar Lustgarten who was an ex-barister who wrote many books on murder and narrated the 1950's "Scotland Yard" series and "The Scales Of Justice" 1960's series. The films were showed in cinemas as the "B" picture in the 1950's & 1960's.
The book is an excellent book on the subject. I also recommend that you listen to the audio dramatisation.