The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case, Which Rocked Boston and Shocked the NationeBook - 2017
The horrifying account of the Charles Stuart case, in which ambition drove a man to murder his pregnant wife-and blame a fictitious African-American killer. On October 23, 1989, affluent businessman Charles Stuart made a frantic 911 call from his car to report that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, a lawyer, had been robbed and shot by a black male in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and the baby was soon lost as well. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community. Even more appalling, while the injuries were real, Stuart's story was a hoax: He was the true killer. But the tragedy would continue with the arrest of Willie Bennett, a young man Stuart identified in a line-up. Stuart's deception would only be exposed after a shocking revelation from his brother and, finally, his suicide, when he jumped into the freezing waters of the Mystic River. As the story unraveled, police would put together the disturbing pieces of a puzzle that included Stuart's distress over his wife's pregnancy, his romantic interest in a coworker, and life insurance fraud.
Publisher: [United States] : Open Road Media : Made available through hoopla, 2017
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