Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hall-Mills Murder 1922

The Hall-Mills Murder of 1922 was considered to be the crime of the century (with the exception of the Scopes Trial and later the Lindbergh Kidnapping). This unsolved mystery was full of scandal involving Reverend Edward W. Hall (the pastor of the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in New Brunswick, New Jersey) who was carrying on a romantic tryst behind his wife’s back, with Eleanor Mills who sang in the church choir (her husband was the sexton at St. John’s). The couple were found brutally slain on an abandoned farm near the outskirts of town. There were many suspects in the case, but all were eventually acquitted. The case still remains unsolved.
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