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Benjamin D'Amore abused his wife for the last time on November 29, 1949. That night, his sons John and Nicholas exacted revenge and executed Benjamin with a shotgun and deer rifle. The trial that followed was unlike many before it. Two psychiatrists diagnosed the brothers with "catathymic crisis," which inhibited their judgment during the crime. But despite the defendants' guilty plea, an all-female jury acquitted them. Thomas Deitman and Dawn D'Amore Yankanich unravel the horrific events and conspiracies regarding the shocking patricide case.
About the Author
Thomas George Deitman is a former Delaware County police officer, firefighter and paralegal. He is a member of the Delaware County Historical Society and spent ten years as a local councilman with various leadership positions. Thomas is retired and living in Brookhaven, Pennsylvania, where he writes and researches.