Jazz Age Murder in Northwest Indiana, A: The Tragic Betrayal by Jane Simon Ammeson

By Jane Simon Ammeson

Nettie Herskovitz used to be filthy rich and widowed. Her suitor, Harry Diamond, used to be a rushing younger bootlegger a decade and a part her junior. in the beginning she resisted his advances, yet quickly the 2 have been married with an baby daughter. Disinterested in a family lifestyles, Diamond shot Nettie on Valentine�s Day 1923 whereas driving of their Hudson sedan. He attempted to pin the crime at the fleeing chauffeur, yet Diamond made a mistake. although mortally wounded, Nettie lived lengthy adequate to spot her attacker to police and alter her will. The sensational Diamond homicide turned tabloid fodder�a Roaring Twenties tale of roadhouse floozies, unlawful booze, orphaned childrens, belief money and criminal acrobatics.

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