Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast

The Murder of Amos Stillwell

September 11, 2020 MaxMin Labs, LLC Season 1 Episode 12
Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast
The Murder of Amos Stillwell
Show Notes

In the early hours of December 30, 1888, Mrs. Amos Stillwell ran from the mansion she shared with her husband and young children to request help from her neighbors.  Startled to see the respectable Mrs. Stillwell in her nightclothes and even more startled by her story, the neighbors returned with her to her home to find a grizzly scene—the dead body of her much older husband, Mrs. Amos Stillwell.  Someone had used an ax to murder him in his bed.  The identity of the villain behind this murder remains a mystery—in spite of multiple inquests and one sensational trial, no one was ever convicted.