Murder, Rape and Necrophilia on a Country Lane in Massachusetts [Trial]. O'Neil, John [1873?-1908], Defendant. The Official Report of the Trial of John O'Neil for the Murder of Hattie Evelyn McCloud, In the Superior Court of Massachusetts. From Notes of the Official Stenographers. Published by the Attorney-General, Under Chapter 214 of Acts of 1886. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1901. [iv], 730 pp. Color map. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets and original lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, negligible edgewear to preliminaries. $950. * Only edition. O'Neil, an unemployed machinist with a drinking problem, strangled Mrs. McCloud, then raped her corpse, on a country lane near Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, on January 8, 1897. Convicted later than year, O'Neil was executed on January 7, 1898. McDade, The Annals of Murder 722.
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