The Professor & the Coed: Scandal & Murder at the Ohio State University

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In the sweltering summer of 1929, the people of Columbus, Ohio, were enthralled by news of the Ohio State University veterinary professor and Olympic gold medal, winning pistol shooter on trial for the murder of his twenty-four-year-old lover, who was a medical student. Local writer Mark Gribben reveals how Dr. James Howard Snook was captured and interrogated, including his gory confession of Theora Hix's death. During the trial, the details of the illicit love affair were so salacious that newspapers could only hint about what really led to the coed's murder and the professor's ultimate punishment. For the first time, read the full account of this astonishing story, from scandalous beginning to tragic end.
ISBN: 9781596299108
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 28
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mark C. Gribben is a writer living near Columbus, Ohio. A nationally recognized crime historian, his work has appeared in many publications, online and on television. He began his writing career as a courthouse reporter and newspaper editor. His true-crime website was recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine, which called it "a riveting site documenting notorious crimes from the past two centuries." This is his third book.
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