CONVICTED BY RUMOR - 1819

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The story of two brothers, Jesse and Stephen Boorn, who were convicted of a murder that they did not commit, in Vermont, 1819 -- and the wild story of how they eventually proved their innocence.

This is believed to be the first reported case of a wrongful conviction in the United States.

HISTORICAL REFERENCES:

McFarland, Gerald M., The Counterfeit Man: The True Story of the Boorn-Colvin Murder Case (1990).

Moulton, Sherman R., The Boorn Mystery: An Episode from the Judicial Annals of Vermont, Vermont Historical Society (1937).

Spargo, John, The Return of Russell Colvin, Historical Museum and Art Gallery of Bennington, Vermont, 1945.

Borchard, Edwin M. & Lutz, Russell E., Convicting the Innocent: Sixty-Five Actual Errors of Criminal Justice (1932), Chapter 3: The Boorn Brothers

CLOSING THOUGHT:

Source: McCarthy, Mary, On The Contrary (1962, reprint 2018), p. 79

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Episode includes Promos for:

Crime Crazy

The Ghostly Gals

CONTACT - KIT CAREN (host)

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WhisperedTrueStories@gmail.com

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