''Rich Georgian Strangely Shot'': Eugene Grace, ''Daisy of the Leopard Spots'' and the Great Atlanta Shooting of 1912

''Rich Georgian Strangely Shot'': Eugene Grace, ''Daisy of the Leopard Spots'' and the Great Atlanta Shooting of 1912

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by Tom Hughes
     
 

In March 1912, Gene Grace, a young Atlanta businessman, was found shot in the locked bedroom of his fashionable home "between the Peachtrees." Daisy Grace, his flashily dressed Yankee wife from Philadelphia, was soon arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Gene Grace was left paralyzed but, more importantly, he was powerless legally. Under Georgia

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In March 1912, Gene Grace, a young Atlanta businessman, was found shot in the locked bedroom of his fashionable home "between the Peachtrees." Daisy Grace, his flashily dressed Yankee wife from Philadelphia, was soon arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Gene Grace was left paralyzed but, more importantly, he was powerless legally. Under Georgia law, he could not testify against his wife. Prosecutors were forced to rely instead upon the circumstantial evidence of an alleged "diabolical plot." The Atlanta newspapers—led by the Georgian, under the very new control of Mr. Hearst, that giant of "yellow journalism"—covered the case relentlessly. Papers across the country followed the drama for months, which concluded with a five-day trial held in the searing heat of a Georgia summer. This is the never-before-told story of the tragic romance between "the Adonis of a country town" and the woman known to all as "Daisy of the Leopard Spots."

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ISBN-13:
9780786470785
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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