Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mrs. Sarah Rhodes.

Little Murders:
From Defenders and Offenders:

Mrs. Sarah Rhodes.

“This remarkable woman, who sports a moustache, is accused of murdering Farmer Blizzard, a married man, and who seemed to be infatuated with this woman.  He called upon her at Greenville, Va., where she resided on the evening of January 28, and took her riding in his buggy. At a lonely spot while crossing a bridge, the woman first shot the farmer and then hacked his body with an axe. She then dragged him from the wagon and threw his body over the bridge to the river below.”

Defenders and offenders. New York: D. Buchner & Co., 1888.


Michael says:
June 13, 2013 at 1:40 PM

did he find out on that fateful ride that she wasn't a woman at all, then caught in her disguise, to continue to hide the secret murdered him, while never thinking the mustache was a giveaway, for it was long before the days of bleaching and waxing.

The History Bitch says:
October 7, 2013 at 8:15 PM

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Robert Wilhelm says:
October 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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