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Capital Crimes from the Jersey
Charleston, SC: Why do people kill? In the case of the young
and mentally unstable Frank Zastera, the rationale was as simple as the act was
brutal: he wanted William Sheppard’s money. In other homicides, such as the
still-unsolved 1913 murder of George Harris, the motive for committing the
ultimate crime remains obscured for eternity.
in Monmouth, author George Joynson unflinchingly assembles the
who, what, when, where and why surrounding twelve high-profile killings
perpetrated by various individuals in early twentieth-century Monmouth County.
The murders span the gamut of motives, participants
and contexts. Using his trained genealogist’s eye, Joynson assembles each
case’s crucial particulars, including murder weapon, the scene of the crime,
apprehension of the killer and of course the cascade of legal ramifications
that follow the discovery of a capital crime: indictment, empanelling of a
jury, trial, conviction, sentencing and aftermath.
To request a review copy,
contact Katie Parry.
Formerly the president of a
pharmaceutical distributor, George Joynson holds an MBA from Fairleigh
Dickinson. A longtime member of the Monmouth County Historical Association,
Joynson is also a professional genealogical researcher. This is his first book.
in Monmouth: Capital Crimes from the Jersey
978-1-59629-348-9• Format: 128 pages •
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