The Murder of Dr. Chapman

The Murder of Dr. Chapman : The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover

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Lucretia and William Chapman were a prosperous happily married, couple in 1830s America. He was a prominent scientist; she was a dedicated mother and devoted educator. Then a dashing visitor named Lino Espos y Mina appeared at their door, claiming to be Mexican aristocracy. In reality, he was one of the most extraordinary con artists in American history. They took him in, and a month later, William died. Shortly after, authorities discovered Lucretia and Lino's affair, and they were charged with murder. Their separate trials -- each featuring sex, scandal, deception, and the striking courtroom tactics of remarkable lawyers -- produced two very different outcomes and riveted the young American nation.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 22mm | 158.76g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060955953
  • 9780060955953

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