A Lawyer, an Author, and a Murderer

Oct 02, 2017, 05:00 AM
 The case of William Edward Hickman went to trial in Los Angeles in 1928. The accused was charged with the gruesome murder of a 12-year-old girl, and he faced the death penalty. The trial was reported all across the U.S. because it was the culmination of a horrific tale of murder and kidnapping which had gripped the entire nation. 

This is the story of a murder which encompasses psychiatry, heredity, and a world-famous writer.