Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Irresistible Impulse: The Murder of Maurice Chenoweth

On the night of July 31, 1952, an enraged Army Lieutenant bursts into a bar, draws his pistol and fires six shots into the bartender. What appears to be a case of premeditated murder in cold blood ends in a shocking acquittal and becomes the inspiration for the 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder.

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