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Shadow Chasers : The Woolfolk Tragedy Revisited

DeLoach, Carolyn

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ISBN 10: 0970065604 / ISBN 13: 9780970065605
Published by Eagles Pub Co, 2000
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Title: Shadow Chasers : The Woolfolk Tragedy ...

Publisher: Eagles Pub Co

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Like New

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It was called the "Murder of the Century". Years before Lizzie Borden used an axe to kill her family, or Jack The Ripper stalked his prey, a famous murder case occurred in Macon, Georgia, that was known world-wide. It was one of the most horrendous murders ever recorded in the state of Georgia. Reporters from around the world chronicled the was well documented. This is the story...In the early morning hours of August 6, 1887, a respected gentleman farmer, Captain Richard F. Woolfolk, was savagely murdered along with his wife, their six children and his wife's eighty-four-year old great aunt. At day break, local authorities, crippled by mass hysteria, made an arrest. The state of Georgia abruptly awakened itself from its simmering post Civil War stupor amid rampant yellow journalism, unfounded rumors, prejudice, lies, and blatant confessions, struggled to prove the one survivor of that tragic night, Thomas G. Woolfolk, the Captain's eldest son, to be the lone axe murderer. Tom's fate placed him in the turbulent epicenter of the South's racial, moral, social, political and economic tempest. Unconvinced of Woolfolk's guilt, a single reporter fought the prejudiced system for the sake of justice. In the end, they all went to their deaths carrying the burden of the Woolfolk tragedy on their shoulders. 

On October 29, 1890, after languishing in jail, chained to the wall of his cell for more than three years, enduring countless trials, Thomas G. Woolfolk, sentenced to die by hanging, calmly climbed the steps to the gallows, proclaimed his innocence for one last time, and forgave those who were about to kill him. Seventeen minutes later, he was declared dead, not by a broken neck, but by strangulation due to a poorly tied noose. To order click here.

That is the way history has viewed this case for over a century. Now, after almost 30 years of research and in vivid descriptions, Carolyn DeLoach proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Tom Woolfolk was innocent of the crimes for which he was hanged. In fact, Ms. DeLoach has documented evidence who the real killers were, that they were protected by the political forces of the state, and went on to kill again. This talented writer uses stunning descriptions that make you feel a part of the case, an impartial onlooker, ready to form your own opinion of guilt or innocence. Millie C. Stewart, a great granddaughter of one of the murder victims states "Immediately, I was drawn into the events as a participant. I was seeing, hearing, feeling it all as if I were actually there, standing beside my ancestors and the other residents of this region, experiencing this tragic drama as it unfolded." Shadow Chasers is a factual account of the Woolfolk case, as told by some of the actual participants, in their own words. This story is based on eyewitness accounts, trial testimonies, and exhaustive coverage by the news reporters of the day. Every important fact, every quotation, every shred of information presented in this book was documented in the original records.

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About the Author:

Carolyn DeLoach is an analytical chemist by trade, and a gifted writer by destiny. She is an authority on the Woolfolk murders. A dedicated historical investigator and talented writer, she has spent almost 30 years invesitgating this case. She has literally lived these events, in ways impossible to describe here.

Ms. DeLoach is a dynamic speaker on investigative research. She is in high demand for speaking engagements concerning the analysis and investigation that culminated in this book. Through her investigation, she has recovered valuable artifacts from this case including what is believed to be the actual murder weapon use in 1887.

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