Episode 41 – The Axeman of New Orleans


New_Orleans_Times-Picayune_Italians_HeadlineImagine waking up in the middle night to find a strange man standing in you bedroom brandishing an axe. It sounds like the plot of a slasher movie, but for the people of New Orleans in the early 1900s, this was no fictional plot. The city was being terrorized. A deranged monster was repetitively breaking into the homes of Italian grocers. The unsuspecting victims, including children, were maimed or murdered as they slept. As the number of victims grew, so did the apprehension in the city, and the pressure on the police to bring the killer to justice. We explore the shocking turn of events with Miriam C. Davis, author of “The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story”.

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