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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Robert G. Lawson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Betty Gail Brown was nineteen years old in 1961. A second-year student at Transylvania University. On the evening of October 26, 1961, she drove to campus to study with friends for an exam. Around ... More


Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

Victor Uribe-Uran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794633
eISBN:
9780804796316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794633.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Fatal Pacts examines comparatively the history of over two hundred examples of spousal murder in the late colonial Spanish Atlantic. It deals with murders occurring during the last decades of ... More


“Massacre”

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter looks at the events that happened in the dawn of August 9, 1757, with the defense of Fort William Henry suffering from the third battery of the French. General Webb, the British and ... More


Murder capital: Suspicious deaths in London, 1933–53

Amy Helen Bell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091971
eISBN:
9781781707968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091971.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Murder Capital is a historical study of suspicious deaths, unexpected deaths whose circumstances required official investigation, in mid-twentieth-century London. Suspicious deaths – murders in the ... More


Five Case-Studies

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The chapter discusses some cases of alleged violence which came to the King's Bench from East Anglia. The first case mentioned here titled “Inglose v. Haldeyn” originated in East Anglia. The case ... More


Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Karen L. Cox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two ... More


India, Louis Napoleon, and the Servile Parliament

Miles Taylor

in The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847–1860

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204824
eISBN:
9780191676413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204824.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Palmerston's wish to rule India from London by sweeping away the directors of the East India Company with Louis Napoleon's coup d'etat which treated the French parliament with similar contempt. To ... More


Conclusion: beyond (simple) representation? Metrosexuality and The Murder of Stephen Lawrence

Geraldine Harris

in Beyond Representation: Television Drama and the Politics and Aesthetics of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074585
eISBN:
9781781701010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074585.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter takes into account, a comment by Russell T. Davis, the writer of Queer as Folk to touch on the problematic relationship between notions of ‘good television drama’ and those of ‘political ... More


The Home-front Detective as Dissident Lawman (and -woman): Hammett, Chandler, Woolrich, and 1940s Hollywood

Dennis Broe

in Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033228
eISBN:
9780813039152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033228.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the character of the wartime home-front detective in Hollywood films during the 1940s and discusses the similarity of this detective to his counterpart in the assembly line. It ... More


The Murder of Betty Gail Brown

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter gives background information on the murder of Betty Gail Brown, a smart, studious student who attended Transylvania College in 1961. On October 26, 1961, Betty Gail went to study with ... More


The Initial Investigation

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the investigation of Betty Gail Brown’s murder. It details the crime scene investigators found the night Betty Gail was located, as well as the autopsy performed to determine ... More


Cooling Down of a Hot Case

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Investigators invested much time and energy tracking downhundreds of speculative tips and leads trying to find Betty Gail Brown’s murderer. They workedalmost around the clock for days and weeks after ... More


Arrival of a Real Suspect

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On January 16, 1965,Alex Arnold Jr. was thirty-three-year-old man who had been born in Lexington and lived most of his life there, except for two yearsin the military during the Korean War and one ... More


Events Preceding Trial

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

On the basis of a sworn affidavit from Captain Cravens showing reasonable grounds for believing that Alex Arnold had murdered Betty Gail Brown, Judge Richard P. Moloney of Lexington’s Police Court ... More


The Trial

Robert G. Lawson

in Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174624
eISBN:
9780813174655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

When Judge Joseph Bradley opened court on October 4, 1965, for the murder trial of Alex Arnold, he found amost unusual situation: a courtroom without a single empty seatand with an overflow crowd ... More


Conclusion

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267959
eISBN:
9780191683428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters and presents some concluding thoughts. It describes the emergence of groups such as The Compassionate Friends, Parents of Murdered ... More


The Campaigning Survivors: Justice for Victims, Activism, and the Mass Media

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267959
eISBN:
9780191683428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Although Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM) and Victim Support were the most substantial organizations supporting homicide survivors in England and Wales in the mid-1990s, they were not ... More


The Politics of Justice for Victims

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267959
eISBN:
9780191683428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins with a discussion of how Justice for Victims managed to gain audiences with almost all the powers of the criminal justice system. It then considers the relationship between ... More


The Evolution of SAMM

PAUL ROCK

in After Homicide: Practical and Political Responses to Bereavement

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267959
eISBN:
9780191683428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267959.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter traces some of the patterns in the early evolution of Support After Murder and Manslaughter (SAMM). Topics discussed include membership, national office, local SAMM groups, and project ... More


Murder à la Mod (1966)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an examination of Murder à la Mod (1966), De Palma's second feature-length movie which mixes self-reflexive humor about filmmaking with the horror of a murder and the suspense of its ... More


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