A Fever In The Heart And Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime by Ann Rule

By Ann Rule

A set of real crime tales gains the name paintings in which the writer examines the evidence at the back of midwestern love triangle among an appealing girl and male opponents that exploded in homicide.

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Joseph Fifer, governor of Illinois from 1889 to 1893, was one of several lawyers representing the governor in 1921. Small’s team of lawyers refused to allow Small to be arrested and advised him to evade the sheriff. They argued that for the judiciary to arrest an executive was a violation of the separation of powers. ) Former congressman James Graham also was on Small’s legal team. He and Fifer argued in court that as governor, Len Small was above the law. Graham cited an old English doctrine that “the king can do no wrong,” meaning the government could not commit a legal crime and thus should be given immunity to prosecution.

She had a stroke and slipped into unconsciousness. She never woke up, and she died on Monday morning. She was buried in the family plot in Mound Grove Cemetery in Kankakee. ) After the trial, eight jurors received state jobs. An investigation showed that gangsters intimidated and paid jurors. Chicago gangsters Eddie Kaufman and Eddie Courtney and juror John Fields went on trial; they were acquitted. Mobster and union boss “Umbrella Mike” Boyle (seen here) and hoodlum Ben Newmark (below) were called to testify about jury tampering.

Carlos Black (above). But Governor Small did not send National Guard troops, as he was on trial for embezzlement at the time. Two days after the Herrin massacre, the jury found Governor Small not guilty. ) When the Ku Klux Klan took over parts of southern Illinois, local officials asked Small for National Guard troops. ” It was taken as carte blanche by the Klan to do as it pleased. The reign of terror by Klansmen vigilantes brought beatings, gun battles, and two dozen murders. Also terrorizing southern Illinois were gangs led by Charlie Birger and the Shelton brothers, which mirrored the vice and violence of gangs in Chicago.

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