Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult
by T. McCracken and Robert B. Blodgett
Human Life is Too Cheap In This Community
MRS. CREFFIELD LOADED DOWN WITH WEAPONS TO KILL GEO. MITCHELL
Headline, Portland Evening Telegram, July 13, 1906
"I am greatly upset by the shock, but there is nothing else, in view of the circumstances, that I can do but offer assistance to my deluded daughter,” O. V. Hurt said when asking Morris and Shipley to defend the Widow Creffield. “My little home here will only bring about $500 on a mortgage, but I am willing to sacrifice it for my daughter's sake. If the two women are tried together, I am willing to back both of them."
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 27: Grief