Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult
by T. McCracken and Robert B. Blodgett
Killer or Hero
PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE SEEK PROSPECTIVE JUROR’S OPINIONS REGARDING REPORTS OF ORGIES CONDUCTED BY DEAD MAN
Headline, Seattle Daily Times, June 27, 1906
George Mitchell’s trial was expected to be one of the most sensational ever held in Washington. Also one of the most expensive, possibly costing as much as $2,500. The fees alone for the forty-six subpoenaed witnesses, most of whom were coming from out of state, were expected to run around $1,200. If Creffield had fled to British Columbia and George had chanced upon him in Victoria, Victoria would now be the site of this judicial spectacle. But young Mitchell hadn’t chanced upon Creffield in British Columbia, so the trial was Seattle’s lot.
Sorry. I really would love to continue this chapter and give the whole book away, but I'd also really love to sell a few books to pay the bills.Chapter 18: The Trial