Monthly Archives: December 2013

3. a mob dissappointed

Previous: dancing to the gallows Perhaps Walker Moore danced in the dock when the guilty verdict was announced because he knew he would never reach the gallows. Or, perhaps he was simply glad that an end was in sight. The … Continue reading

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2. dancing to the gallows

Previous: the passion of jealousy and the demon drink In the period immediately before he killed his wife and also thereafter, Walker Moore was, to many of those who saw him, clearly mentally ill. When he arrived at the house … Continue reading

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1. “the passion of jealousy” and the demon drink

On 5 Apr 1862, just after 9 in the morning, Walker Moore slit the throat of his wife, Betty, as she was on her knees cleaning the fire grate. “The gash was six inches long, very long, and passed through … Continue reading

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