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When I'm not delving into historical research, I'm planning a character's demise.

Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for VERDICT

The following is an excerpt from Bread & Butter the Murders of Polly Frisch.

Old Genesee County Court House where Polly Frisch was tried for murder. Still in use today for Bankruptcy court and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
I'm not going to tell you which trial this was as it would ruin the crazy thing that went on during it. Here is the excerpt:

Up to this point, the jury had been split down the middle just like the last trial. It had seemed at first that the reading of the minutes had gone unnoticed, but it must have come up in their conversations. All of a sudden, everyone was in agreement that Polly Frisch was guilty of murder. After the verdict was read, and the jury discharged the incident was freely discussed amongst them. Those who had been for a verdict of innocent from the beginning were now saying that they had played “possum.” They thought she was guilty all along. They only said she was innocent to make sure that the case was debated and that the prisoner got a fair trial. It was a bit unbelievable to have six men be adamantly opposed to a verdict of guilty, then a few moments later change their minds. It was a fortunate thing for Polly that the jurors couldn’t resist gabbing about the case the moment it was over.

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  1. I am going to have to go back to the beginning of A to Z and read all of these once you are done. The intrigue!


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