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Nina Martin, only 8-years-old, May Martin, just turned 12-years-old. Two sisters missing for months near the Baldwin Hills of Los Angeles. S.C. Stone, the neighborhood night watchman, was convicted of their murder. He was framed by a jailhouse snitch and a woman with something to hide, and he was sentenced to death. Los Angeles citizens were sure he was innocent were sure the man that killed Nina and May in 1924 also killed two other small sisters and their friend in 1937, when Stone was still in prison, and they knew who the real killer was. Join the factual hunt for the most cunning serial killer of the 20th century, one who was never caught, one who was happiest when someone else was convicted of his murders.
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In The Colder Case Series, Uncivil Twilight is the 1925 case about the trial of S.C. Stone for the murders of the little Martin sisters, May and Nina. Colder Case covers the 1937 case and trial of Albert Dyer for the murders of Melba and Madeline Everett and their friend Jeanette Stephens. Their bodies were found within sight of the Martin crime scene in Los Angeles. Abandoned Justice is a very similar 1931 cold case about the murder of Virginia Brooks in San Diego, which is still unsolved. In the Court of Deadly Assumptions covers the another similar 1937 case, the trial of Samuel Elmore for the murder of Joan Kuleba. Lynch Him! deals with the murder of little Geneva Hardman and the efforts to lynch the suspect. Mania for Murder explores the knowledge of serial killers in the 1800s. The Third Degree reveals how police often conducted interrogations in the early 1900s. Convicting the Innocent is a 1930 book that was a prequel to the innocence projects of today. There was no intention of writing more than Colder Case, but research revealed too many similar murders of children and they had to be followed. The series includes real cases with gruesome facts as reported in the news and official records. The testimony can be difficult at times and that made these cases more vulnerable to wrongful convictions because of the demand for swift punishment.About the Author:
Sherwood was compelled into this research after reading a vague mention of the Albert Dyer case. Almost instantly it was clear the parents of murdered little girls thought the police had the wrong man. If he didn't do it, who did? Further research revealed similar murders of children in California, then New York. Was one or more serial killers on the prowl?
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