Episode 94 The Crime Tourist Slayings
Lester Brocklehurst, Jr was a Sunday school teacher who grew bored of his life. In 1937 he and his girlfriend hit the road on a multi state crime spree that ended with dozens of armed robberies and three murders
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Officers of Four States Hunt Pair. Anniston Star. May 9, 1937
Holdup Killer Caught in N.Y. Abilene Morning News. May 14, 1937
Three States Attempt to Get Brocklehurst. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. May 14, 1937
Killer Gives Own Story of Crime Career. The Sacramento Bee. May 14, 1937
Sanity Question Stirs Anger of Accused Slayer. The Daily Oklahoman. May 27, 1937
Brockelhurst, Ordered to Die, Falls in Faint. The Richmond Times Dispatch. June 26, 1937
Killer’s Companion Freed of Murder. The Richmond Times Dispatch. June 26, 1937
Bernice Felton Is Indicted by U.S. Fort Worth Star-Telegram. September 25, 1937
Brocklehurst Fights for Life As Child Is Born. Kenosha News. December 17, 1937
Girl Begins Time for Crime Tour. The Wichita Eagle. May 29, 1939
What’s Behind the Man Behind the Thumb? The News Tribune. July 30, 1939
Gangsters, Mobsters & Outlaws of the 20th Century. Legends of America. February 2020
Gangsters During the Depression. American Experience PBS.
Bernice Felton, Half of a Serial Killer Couple – Illinois, 1937. Unknown Gender History. January 2, 2021
Ossuary 1 The Beginning, Dark Times, Despair and Triumph, Ambient by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com
No 2 Remembering Her - Esther Abrami Licensed under Creative Commons
Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.