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In Years Past

February 20, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, the trial of Cynthia Buffum for the murder of her husband, Willis Buffum, was still in the medical stage. This phase of homicide cases always of vital importance to a successful prosecution, was always tiresome. It was less so in the Buffum trial because the spectators could understand what the prosecution was driving at and because the testimony had been so positive and to the point that all could see it was very damaging to the defense.



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