Murder in Hamtramck: Historic Crimes of Passion & Coldblooded Killings

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Founded in 1798, Hamtramck shrank in size even as it grew in population. Stuffing tens of thousands of people in 2.1 square miles is bound to breed conflict, and many of those conflicts boiled over into murder. Sunday, September 7, 1884, was supposed to be a day of joy for Fritz Krum, whose child was being christened. Instead, it ended in a fatal stabbing. The 1930 killing of police officer Barney Roth in a reputed mob hit drew national attention. The murder of Hamtramck teen Bernice Onisko remains an open case today, more than eighty years after it occurred. Gathering cases from the late nineteenth century to more recent times, prolific local historian Greg Kowalski takes readers on a journey through Hamtramck homicide.
ISBN: 9781467147101
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: True Crime
Images: 52
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Greg Kowalski spent more than forty years as a journalist reporting for and editing numerous newspapers and magazines—and covering the occasional murder. He is also the executive director of the Hamtramck Historical Museum in Hamtramck. He has written twelve books, ten on Hamtramck.
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