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January 23, 1897

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! on January 23, 1897, Elva Zona Heaster was found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband, Edward Stribbling Trout Shue, is the only known case where the alleged testimony … Continue reading

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April 5, 1895

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1895  playwright Oscar Wilde lost his criminal libel case against the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde had been accused of homosexual practices. Mr. Wilde’s defense that no one should have sex with an ugly man … Continue reading

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