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    Death of a Policeman Birth of a Baby: A Crime and Its Aftermath

    ISBN-10: 1477119841
    ISBN-13: 9781477119846
    Edition: 2012
    Author(s): T Dorn
    Description: On 17 July 1932, on a highway near Fort Mill, SC, Rural Policeman Elliott Harris was attempting to arrest Beatrice Snipes husband Clyde for reckless driving. Mrs. Snipes intervened, snatching Harris pistol from its holster and fatally shooting him.  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2012
    Publisher: Textstream
    Binding: Cloth Text 
    Pages: 228
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.034
    Language: English

    On 17 July 1932, on a highway near Fort Mill, SC, Rural Policeman Elliott Harris was attempting to arrest Beatrice Snipes husband Clyde for reckless driving. Mrs. Snipes intervened, snatching Harris pistol from its holster and fatally shooting him. After her trial in December, she became the first woman in South Carolina sentenced to die by electrocution. Beatrice, however, was pregnant at the time of the crime and was in her eighth month when she was sentenced to be executed on a date about three months after giving birth.This sentence generated a firestorm of negative reaction, and the Governor of South Carolina in January commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Beatrice s daughter Jean was born soon thereafter and spent the first seven months of life with her mother in prison. Jean then was removed from her mother s custody. A secret adoption was arranged, and neither Beatrice nor Clyde was told by whom Jean had been adopted. This book tells the story of Beatrice s crime and its aftermath, including the impact on Jean s life.

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