Murder in Carlisle's East End: Unintended Consequences

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On July 12, 1926, Frances Bowermaster McBride, a forty-year-old divorcee, called off her affair with twenty-seven-year-old Norman Morrison. Driven into a rage, Morrison tracked Frances to her home in Carlisle's East End, where she sat on the porch with her three-year-old daughter, Georgia, on her lap. Morrison shot and killed Frances before turning the pistol on himself. Morrison lived but was blinded. Young Georgia fell to the pavement unharmed. Eventually standing trial, Morrison was convicted of first-degree murder. Historian Paul D. Hoch goes beyond the conviction as he traces the later lives of Morrison and Georgia McBride as she came of age in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Hoch spins a tale of murder, perseverance and, ultimately, redemption.
ISBN: 9781626195158
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: True Crime
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Paul D. Hoch is the president of the Cumberland County Historical Society and he has been on the society's board for twelve years. From 1975 to 1976, Paul wrote a weekly history column for the Carlisle Evening Sentinel. In 2003 the historical society published a collection of Paul's articles in "Carlisle History and Lore, Its People, Places and Stories." Paul has written other pamphlets and articles, and he also gives talks at historical society events.
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