102 - The Deadly Dr. Hyde

In 1910, Dr. B.C. Hyde was put on trial for the murder of Colonel Thomas Swope, a wealthy Kansas City landowner the year before. Also included in the charges were manslaughter and several counts of attempted murder. This is a case I've gone back and forth on several times.

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SOURCES

Col. T.H. Swope Goes to Rest.” Louisville Courier-Journal, October 4, 1909.

Col. Thomas Swope Dead.” Cherryvale Republican (Kansas), October 4, 1909.

Coroner's Jury Finds Dr. Hyde's Medicine Killed Swope.” St. Louis Star and Times, February 9, 1910.

Dr. Twyman Very Ill.” Kansas City Star, April 18, 1910.

For Third Time Dr. Hyde Will Face Trial Next Week.” Parsons Daily Sun (Kansas), May 24, 1912.

Hyde and Wife to Take Stand.” St. Louis Star and Times, April 19, 1910.

Hyde Trial Begins Again in Porterfield's Court.” Salina National Field (Kansas), October 23, 1911.

Juror's Escape May Halt Hyde Trial.” St. Joseph News-Press, December 11, 1911.

Kansas City Pioneer Gone.” West Plains Journal (Missouri), October 7, 1909.

Letter in Swope Case is a Serial Story of Horrors.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 4, 1910.

Mrs. Hyde Prompts Walsh.” Kansas City Star, April 23, 1910.

Nurse Who Attended Swope Swears He Took Patent Medicine Containing Strychnine.” Cincinnati Enquirer, February 8, 1910.

One of the Hyde Jury Ill.” Kansas City Star, November 30, 1911.

Story of Death of Crisman (sic) Swope.” Deseret News, April 22, 1910.

Stranger at Home of Missing Hyde Juror.” St. Louis Star and Times, December 13, 1911.

Swope Murder Case is Opened.” Hope Pioneer (North Dakota), April 14, 1910.

The Juror Returned.” Hutchinson News (Kansas), December 14, 1911.

The Nurse Confused.” Fort Scott Tribune-Monitor (Kansas), April 23, 1910.

The Rialto in Ruins.” Kansas City Star, December 23, 1909.

Typhoid Story Out?” Kansas City Times, April 20, 1910.

Witness Tells How Hyde Bought Disease Cultures.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 27, 1910.

Duke, Thomas Samuel. Celebrated Criminal Cases of America. San Francisco: The James H. Berry Company, 1910.

Dr. Hyde & Mr. Swope – The Swope Murder Trial - HistoricalCrimeDetective.com

Dr Bennett Clark Hyde Sr - Facts (ancestry.com)

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