The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Annals of Crime #52

Original Caption:

Freed on Bond in Death of Coed.

New York -- Angelo 'Mike' Morelli, 27, leaves Bronx County Courthouse with his attorney, Judge Francis X. Mancuso, after his release on $10,000 bond in connection with the Greenwich Village murder of NYU coed Anne Yarrow. Morelli, a haberdashery salesman, had been listed by police as a "prime suspect" in the February 6 rape-slaying. He was taken into custody February 9th when police learned that Miss Yarrow, 23, had written a letter to her father a few hours before her death saying she was going to meet her new boyfriend "Mike." Morelli denied he knew Miss Yarrow but said he was acquainted with Herta Payson, in whose apartment Miss Yarrow was raped and stabbed 37 times. (1955)


Rayven said...

Turns out that he was innocent and Anne was murdered by a 25 yr old "wood-finisher" (William Patrick Farrell) that had followed her back to the apartment.......lotsa "Mikes" in NYC

Karri said...

Does anyone know what happened to William Patrick "Chuck" Farrell that murdered Ann?

The last I knew is after his arraignment in Felony Court before Magistrate Jack L. Nicoll, he was committed to Bellevue Hospital for mental observation at the request of Benjamin Schmier – his Legal Aid Society Lawyer. Farrell was eventually sent to the Matteawan Hospital for the Criminal Insane.