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

By Stephanie Hoover

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

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