Brilliant linguist, charming professor, and renowned writer Tom Murray had a way with words.
He used them to seduce.
And he used them to get away with murder.
Erudite Kansas City professor Tom Murray seduced, then married his starry-eyed student Carmin Ross. But when Carmin attempted to leave their violent marriage, Tom stabbed her in the throat thirteen times, but left behind no evidence.
Convinced he'd committed a perfect crime, Tom didn't even solicit a lawyer. But he hadn't counted on relentless small town deputy sheriff Doug Wood, who refused to be underestimated. What happened next would result in one of the most unforgettable, shocking, and unexpected trials in Kansas state history.