Fascinating stories of true crimes commited in South Louisiana
Crimes of the Past
This book tells the complete true stories of fourteen famous crimes and murders in South Louisiana, from 1896 to 1940. Compiled from newspapers, court records, successions, obituaries and Supreme Court summations, they present a fascinating picture of the way the lawman used to be, and of the antiquated court procedures in the early part of the century. It seemed that in those days you merely had to be somewhere near the victim to be chosen as the murderer.