PRAIRIE TRAILS PUBLIC LIBRARY: Author Emilie Luchesi Presents...Ugly Prey
Prairie Trails Public Library issued the following announcement on Nov. 28.
When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration is required. No PTPLD card necessary.
An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago. Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers through Sabella’s sensational case, showing how, with no evidence and no witnesses, she was the target of an obsessed deputy sheriff and the victim of a faulty legal system.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Prairie Trails Public Library