Will to Murder: The True Story Behind the Crimes and Trials Surrounding the Glensheen Killings

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On June 27, 1977, an intruder entered Glensheen, the stately Duluth manor built along the Lake Superior shore. Before leaving with a basketful of stolen jewelry, the intruder used a satin pillow to smother Elisabeth Congdon and Velma Pietila. Together with former Duluth News-Tribune crime reporter Gail Feichtinger, Duluth Police Detective Gary Waller and St. Louis County Prosecutor John DeSanto―the men who investigated and prosecuted Marjorie and her husband, Roger Caldwell―bring readers behind the scenes of the Minnesota’s most infamous double murder. Feichtinger then reaches beyond the Glensheen killings to follow Marjorie through her convictions for arson and presents new evidence that suggests that Marjorie may have gotten away with murder―five times.

Why the Duluth News Tribune calls Will to Murder… “The definitive book, the story behind the story of theCongdon-Pietila Murders”

•Previously unpublished evidence

•Crime scene diagrams and floorplans

•Results of a DNA test which links key evidence to Roger Caldwell and calls into question Marjorie Caldwell Hagen’s acquittal

•More than fifty photographs, including exclusive images of the crime scenes

•A timeline of events from the days before Glensheen was built to Marjorie Caldwell Hagen’s 2004 prison release and on to her 2009 sentencing for theft, fraud, and forgery

Contributor(s): Feichtinger, Gail (Author), DeSanto, John (Author), Waller, Gary (Author)
ISBN: 188731735X EAN: 9781887317351
Publisher: X-Communication
Pages: 422
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: May 01, 2009

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