Cincinnati's Savage Seamstress: The Shocking Edythe Klumpp Murder Scandal

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On a cold, drizzly fall afternoon in 1958, a trio of duck hunters stumbled on the charred remains of Cincinnati resident Louise Bergen. When investigators learned that her estranged husband was living with an older divorcee, Edythe Klumpp, they wasted no time in questioning her. When she failed a lie detector test, Edythe spilled out a confession. Although it did not fit the physical evidence, she was found guilty and sentenced to death in the electric chair. Governor Michael V. DiSalle put his political career on the line to save Edythe from the death penalty, personally interviewing the prisoner while she was under the influence of "truth serum." But was it the truth? Richard O Jones separates the facts from the fiction in this comprehensive book about the Klumpp murder.
ISBN: 9781626196858
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: True Crime
Images: 35
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
After 25 years as an award-winning feature writer, editor and arts critic for the Hamilton Journal-News, Richard O Jones left daily journalism in the fall of 2013 for a life of true crime. A 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Miami University, he was recently honored for his by his alma mater for his written work on the centennial commemoration of the Great Flood of 1913.
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