Cape Cod Murder of 1899, The: Edwin Ray Snow's Punishment & by Theresa Mitchell Barbo

By Theresa Mitchell Barbo

On a crisp September night in 1899, a seventeen-year-old petty thief named Edwin Ray Snow shot and killed a bakery deliveryman named Jimmy Whittemore outdoors Yarmouth. The gunshots rang out for just a second, however the results resounded on Cape Cod for part a century. The idyllic surroundings of turn-of-the-century Cape Cod used to be shattered in a flash. quickly after the crime, Snow pleaded accountable to homicide within the first measure, and used to be the 1st individual ever to be sentenced to dying by means of electrical chair in Massachusetts heritage. yet his compelling tale did not finish there, and his redemption--earned via a long time of difficult time--was as dramatic and uplifting as his crime used to be heinous. Drawing upon city files, ancient files, correspondence and newspapers of the day, The Cape Cod homicide of 1899 recreates the cities of Dennis and Yarmouth on the flip of the century and examines the main points of a homicide that shook Cape Cod to its core.

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