What does the Manson Family have in common with professional wrestling, Confidential, and a fire-proof vault? They make up just a few of the stories featured in Courthouse Chaos. Joined by the KKK, Hustler magazine, the National Guard, and Lee Harvey Oswald, this book dives into the histories of courthouses all across the United States to reveal their most famous and infamous trials and instances of mob violence.
In many towns, the courthouse represents justice, safety, and the rule of law. However, in some cities it develops into much more, becoming the home of tragedies and notorious trials. Courthouse Chaos: Famous and Infamous Trials, Mob Violence, & Justice covers the most well-known of these cases in detail, offering true crime lovers their money’s worth in local stories, well-researched facts, cutting insidth, and unbiased conclusions. Broken into two sections, this book is aimed at highlighting the deplorable and memorable events that have taken place in and around courthouses throughout the country.
About the Author
Andrew E. Stoner is a native of Goshen, Indiana, and lived in Indianapolis for twenty-six years. He started writing as a boy by teaching himself to type on an old Underwood manual typewriter. A journalist by training, his writing has been published in the South Bend Tribune, Goshen News, Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Recorder, Sports Illustrated and Colliers Worldbook Encyclopedia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Franklin College of Indiana and a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in journalism and technical communications at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.