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The Trunk Murderess:  Winnie Ruth Judd. The Truth About An American Crime Legend Revealed At Last by  Jana Bommersbach

The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd. The Truth About An American Crime Legend Revealed At Last

by Jana Bommersbach

First edition. 8vo. Two-tone quarter cloth and boards, titles stamped in silver gilt on the spine, 270 pp., introduction, illustrated from photographs, epilogue, acknowledgments. Winnie Ruth Judd (1905-1998), a Phoenix, Arizona medical secretary was found guilty of murdering her friends and room mates, Agnes Anne LeRoi and Hedvig Samuelson over the alleged affections of Jack Halloran. She was convicted in Arizona of murdering and dismembering her two friends and stuffing the remains into two travel trunks in 1931. The sentence she received raised much debate about capital punishment. Fine in dust jacket.

Inventory Number: 44960

$35.00