When: Thu., April 9, 12-1 p.m. 2020
The tale of the trial of Charles Watkins for the murder of his wife was marked by threats of lynching, a fugitive manhunt, a disappearing witness, mistaken identities, claims of insanity and finally a secret letter to break the case wide open. In its day, the story was as closely followed as a modern televised murder trial. Despite the rapt attention of the public then, it has entirely faded from the history books. Historian John Long resurrects the truth of who killed Susan Watkins. Did her rival for a man's love get away with murder?