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Actual stories of homicide in New England, from the colonial interval to at the present time, chronicled via a real crime grasp, long island occasions bestselling writer, and famous person of research Discovery's new tv express darkish Minds

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Indd 16 5/17/12 4:56 PM William Beadle: Husband, Father, Killer From all outward appearances, William Beadle was your typical colonial man. A Wethersfield merchant by trade, he had donated monies for the relief of Boston and what the Tea Party had accomplished before Bunker Hill exploded into a hail of cannon fire and bloodshed, and the War for Independence began. Beadle knew what it would mean for business had Connecticut ports been closed to trade by the British Parliament. Beadle had been one of Wethersfield’s wealthiest and most respected residents at one time; he relied on the Cove, a subsidiary of the Connecticut River (a main waterway of commerce and trade) to make his money, as did many in Wethersfield and surrounding towns.

The delay between the sentencing and the execution had been caused by the town’s need to build the gallows especially for Daniel Farmer’s execution. indd 47 5/17/12 4:56 PM Murder, New England surrounding the case were, not to mention the frenzied interest in the affair, granted a one-month reprieve to the defendant in order to go through the testimony and evidence himself to make sure the right man was being hanged. As he waited for that day, Daniel Farmer wrote letters to relatives, his wife, mother and sister, and a friend, John Gould, who lived in Dunbarton, ten miles north of Goffstown.

She watched as the embers caught various pieces of furniture and the wood flooring. indd 39 5/17/12 4:56 PM Murder, New England “It was moving closer to the bed,” where her mother was struggling to breathe, lying on the floor, not moving. ” The young girl kept still, hoping, praying that Farmer did not find out she was not as injured as she appeared. ” Young Anna jumped up and secured the door latch with the back of an axe and a nail, then immediately doused the flames with blankets. It didn’t work.

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