Annals of Crime #45


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Mineola -- Everett C. Applegate, 35-year-old resident of Mineola (without hat or coat) is shown with a detective at police headquarters as he was docked on a charge of second degree rape (a statutory charge), accused of having attacked the 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Creighton, at whose home he boarded. Applegate's wife died ten days ago. An autopsy showed traces of arsenic poisoning. In 1923 Mr.and Mrs. Creighton were indicted on two arsenic poisoning charges in the death of her brother and mother-in-law, but they were acquitted. (1935)

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