In May 1831, Cuban exile Lino Espos y Mina found himself alone and penniless in the town of Andalusia, Pennsylvania He stopped at the home Dr. William Chapman and his wife Lucretia and begged for a place to spend the night. A month later Lino was still living with the Chapmans and William was on his deathbed. Fifteen days after William Chapman died, Lino and Lucretia were married. Was Lucretia Chapman an accomplice to murder or another victim of the Cuban con artist?
Date: June 21, 1831
Location: Andalusia, PA
Victim: Dr. William Chapman
Cause of Death: Poisoning
Accused: Lucretia Chapman and Carolino Amalia Espos y Mina