Another in the New York Times best-selling series, Notorious USA. True crime author Stephanie Cook takes a fresh look at some of Mississippi's most infamous crimes. In the title case an affluent Southern heart surgeon strikes up a doomed affair with his much younger nurse, Stephanie Stephens, only to wind up dead after their walk down the aisle. Other cases include the infamous 1930s "legs" murder mystery, in which a wealthy widow was butchered by her own doting daughter, Ouida Keeton; the tragic murder of Avis Banks, a daycare worker whose death led back to her cheating fiancé and his murderous lover, a middle school teacher and cheer coach named Carla Hughes; and the tale of Jeffrey Havard, on death row for the death of his girlfriend's six-month old baby after a frustrating descent into Mississippi's tangled legal system. Havard's conviction is one of several now being questioned because of new science on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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"This was just ok. If u want a few lesser known murder cases, of which I admit, I have seen on dateline and or the discovery I'd channel , they were nothing spectacular, just ok. I thought of all the murder cases that could have been written about, why are we continuing to see the same 20 or so over and over. But I like Kevin pierce and so I gave it a go. They are not cases which go into to much background and it states matter of fact, the events of the day of and subsequent to the murder and trial outcome. "
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