Kelayres Massacre, The: Politics & Murder in Pennsylvania's by Stephanie Hoover

By Stephanie Hoover

Politics in Kelayres became lethal on November five, 1934. while Republican boss "Big Joe" Bruno sensed his grip on Pennsylvania's anthracite coal sector slipping away with the night's election, he and some family opened fireplace on a calm Democratic parade passing Bruno's domestic. The carnage was once shocking--five males gunned down and approximately dozen different sufferers wounded yet alive. Convicted and sentenced to the Schuylkill County legal, Bruno fast escaped, allegedly with aid from the shield. It took specialists 8 months to place him again in the back of bars. writer Stephanie Hoover delves into this actual tale of politics, homicide and deceit.

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