“TO BECOME AN EXECUTIONER” and 2 More Violently, True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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Apr 08 2020 43 mins  
“TO BECOME AN EXECUTIONER” and 2 More Violently, True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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IN THIS EPISODE: Christopher Slaughterford was seemingly a completely ordinary young Englishman – but he has earned an unenviable place in the legal books. (T
he Trials of Christopher Slaughterford) *** For Allen Taylor, January 15, 1919 was just another day on his farm near Prescott, Iowa. That is, until his 15-year-old neighbor Irene Hoskins came stumbling down the lane with a gash in the side of her head. (The Hoskins Family Murders) *** How did someone get the job of an executioner in medieval times? We’ll find out! (To Become An Executioner)

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“The Hoskins Family Murders” by John Brassard Jr. for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/weq3ytl
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