Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the SouthCoast: Volume 1, 1800-1969


Authored by John B. “Red” Cummings, Jr. Part of a 3 part series. From the book’s reverse:

The murderers in these pages used guns, knives, axes, fists, fire, rope, and other tools—including their hands—to commit their dastardly deeds. Mothers killed their children, husbands and wives killed each other, and children murdered their parents. Police officers were killed in cold blood while doing their jobs. Deaths occurred in physicians’ offices during abortions, and some victims were cut into pieces. Murders were committed in the suburbs and the city. Many of the accused were proclaimed insane—others committed suicide after the killing. Either the slayer went to jail, an insane asylum, or did themselves in by their own hand….Murder does not discriminate. Victims and killers come from all races, nationalities, genders, and age groups. Many used drugs or sold drugs. Crimes of passion seemed to outweigh robberies but there were still many of those. Some killers were just “bad” people who did not regret their actions and had no qualms about how they slayed their victims. There were cult murders and unsolved roadside killings of young women believed to be prostitutes. Some of our murderers were released to kill additional innocent victims. Such is Murder, Manslaughter, and Mayhem on the SouthCoast.

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