The Congressman Who Got Away with Murder

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The most infamous scandal to shake the nation's capital: a New York Congressman's murder of his wife's lover, Washington's district attorney, the son of the man who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner." Representative Dan Sickles shot Philip Barton Key in front of seven witnesses, his plea of not guilty based on a totally new legal defense, temporary insanity.

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Overview

The most infamous scandal to shake the nation's capital: a New York Congressman's murder of his wife's lover, Washington's district attorney, the son of the man who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner." Representative Dan Sickles shot Philip Barton Key in front of seven witnesses, his plea of not guilty based on a totally new legal defense, temporary insanity.

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An adulterous affair, a daylight shooting before the White House, public sympathy for the wronged husband, the first plea of temporary insanity, and a defense that hinted of White House scandal, are all part of the sensational 1859 case. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491723838
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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