The Burdick Scandal – Part V

The obsessive coverage surrounding the inquest into Edwin Burdick’s murder was an early forerunner of today’s sensational trials. The packed courtroom and the public’s insatiable appetite for seedy details were new to Police Justice Thomas Murphy and District Attorney Edward Coatesworth. Two important facts emerged just before the inquest. The first was that Edwin Burdick had rewritten … More The Burdick Scandal – Part V