Blunt History

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05 - The Twinkie Murder

A timeless true crime story of blackmail, deception and murder from New York, 1922.  The Ward-Peters trial galvanized the American public into asking one question; "Can a rich man kill a poor man and get away with it?"  Find out.  I doubt you have ever heard this before; you won't be able to find any information in the virtual record.  This episode is based entirely on original research into source documents; primary sources are mainly from the Syracuse Herald (May 1922 -- January 1924). 

Walter & Beryl Ward, 1923.

Twinkie Shoes Ad, 1930.

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