“TO BECOME AN EXECUTIONER” and More Violent True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

TO BECOME AN EXECUTIONER” and More Violent True Crime Stories! #WeirdDarkness

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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(Dark Archives episode from April 07, 2020)
SOURCES AND ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS…
“The Trials of Christopher Slaughterford” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/wnbueyf
“The Hoskins Family Murders” by John Brassard Jr. for The Line Up: https://tinyurl.com/weq3ytl
“To Become an Executioner” from Today I Found Out: https://tinyurl.com/tbg8txy
“Mellifcation: The Sweet Tasting Side of Corpse Medicine”: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/5783
BOOK: The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century: https://amzn.to/2xdVBnH
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