1915 Murder in Shelby

Slaughter on a Snowy Morn by Colin Evans tells the true story of  the 1915 murder of a wealthy landowner and his housekeeper on Salt Works Road in Medina, NY. Charles Stielow, a German immigrant, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to the electric chair. He was convicted based on prejudice, false evidence, and lies. He was a victim of circumstance; he was German in a time of large scale anti-German sentiment, he had a low IQ and he could not read or write.

This is the story of Charles Stielow as much as it is a story about humanity, politics, and the revolution of forensic science.

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.