Episode -11 The Murder of 17 year old Muriel Baldridge in 1947
The Podcast starts with a brief musical ballad telling the story of a tragic event from the Appalachian Mountains. The Ballad written in 1949, the recording made in 1977.
The Ballad tell the story of the tragic Murder of Muriel Baldridge, the 17-year old high school cheerleader who was found beaten to death under a bridge the morning of June 28, 1949 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
The Murder after a decades of investigation by local, state and federal investigators follows a strange path of confessions, retracted confessions and finally a sensational trial with a controversial verdict.
To this day the case remains unsolved and thought of as one very confusing investigation and legal case in Eastern Kentucky if not the South.
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