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Episode 416: Theodore Durrant "The Demon in the Belfry" Part 2

1/11/2023
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Part two of Theodore Durrant is here and we start off with Blanche Lamont's body being discovered. When you hear the difference between the state of Blanche's body in comparison to Minnie's you will be absolutely baffled. But have no fear, Alaina shares with us a theory as to why both bodies were found in such different states. We then go through the trial and find out whether Theo will pay for these crimes with his life, or get off scot-free.


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—. 1895. "Durrant is Found Guilty." New York Times, November 2: 1.

—. 1898. "Durrant is Put to Death." New York Times, January 8.

—. 1895. "Lunatic Tries to Kill Durrant." New York Times, August 6: 1.

Peixotto, Edgar. 1899. Report of the trial of William Henry Theodore Durrant. Detroit, Michigan: The Collector Publishing Company.

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The Daily Picayune. 1895. "A San Francisco Jack the Ripper." The Daily Picayune, April 15.

The Morning Oregonian. 1895. "Mysteriously Missing." April 10: 3.

The Sunday Inter Ocean. 1895. "Murdered in a church." The Sunday Inter Ocean, April 14: 5.

The Sunday Oregonian. 1895. "In a Pastor's Study." The Sunday Oregonian, April 14: 6.


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