The Burdick Scandal – Part VIII

Sixteen-year-old Marion was Edwin and Alice Burdick’s oldest child. She was also an uncooperative witness, at least in the DA’s opinion. She said “Yes” or “No” as often as possible, in response to questions put to her, and refused to elaborate. When the DA asked her the same question, phrased slightly differently, a number of…

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The Burdick Scandal – Part VII

As the details oozed out, a shadowy noose tightened around Arthur Pennell. A sales clerk from a store where Pennell purchased a .32, two weeks before Burdick’s murder, was called to testify. The clerk related that Pennell returned to the store on February 27th, just two hours after the murder was discovered, to purchase another gun, an…

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