This event will be a lecture/narration accompanied by period music concerning a murder and trial that occurred in Connecticut in 1881-1882.
The body of a young woman, Jennie Cramer, was found in the waters off Savin Rock, West Haven, Connecticut on August 6, 1881.Three people went on trial for her murder including the son and nephew of Edward Malley a prominent retail merchant in New Haven, Connecticut.
Jon Purmont, Professor of History at Southern Connecticut State University will provide the historical background about the case. Period music will be presented, including a song, Waltz Under the Elms, written by one of the accused while he awaited trial. Event will be held October 19,2007 at 8 P.M. at the Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven, Connecticut
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