Date: January 21, 1877
Location: Jefferson, Texas
Victim: Annie Stone Moore Rothchild ("Diamond Bessie")
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Accused: Abe Rothchild
Greed, jealousy, revenge, obsession – the motives of America’s gas-lit murders are universal and timeless. Yet their stories are tightly bound to a particular place and time; uniquely American, uniquely 19th Century.