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Bennett Bridge Game Murder
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TitleBennett Bridge Game Murder
AbstractCompilation of 206 pages of newspaper articles about the murder of John Bennett, a perfume salesman, on September 29, 1929, and the trial of his wife Myrtle Bennett whose attorney was Senator James A. Reed. Mrs. Bennett shot Mr. Bennett after a quarrel about a just completed bridge game. Judge Ralph Latshaw was the trial lawyer. The trial, held in Jackson County, Missouri, courthouse, received world-wide coverage. '''Famous New Yorker critic Alexander Woollcott called the case 'four shots heard around the world.'''
Notes''The jury found Myrtle Bennett not guilty. She collected $30,000 from her husband's life insurance and $15,000 from his estate.''
Date1929-1931; 1993; 2000
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationCompilation: Bennett Bridge Game Murder
Local SubjectBennett, John G.
Reed, James A.
Bennett, Myrtle
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215027
CONTENTdm number29201
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