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John Stephen Strange

Reasonable Doubt

Collins Crime Club 1951
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John Stephen Strange    

ONE February morning, in New York City, Ruth Purdy went on trial for the murder of her husband. The State contended that George Purdy died of nicotine poisoning, and that the poison was administered wilfully and with malice aforethought by his wife. It was the State's obligation to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she did in fact commit such an act of murder To Arnold Bricker, the second counsel for the defence

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