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July 9, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Georgetown Township Public Library
1525 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
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"Prisoner #4578" presented by Tobin Buhk

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Join us in hearing local author Tobin Buhk share the story of Prisoner #4578! "January 1889: detectives track a savage killer who murdered a middle aged woman in her sleep. They follow a trail from the blood-spattered crime scene in Jackson to Detroit’s underworld of bordellos, revealing a shocking truth that would stun the entire community and lead to a murder trial that made national headlines. Study the crime scene, follow the clues, and ponder the motives of the “The Michigan Matricide”—a man so feared and despised, he inspired several attempts to bring the electric chair to the Great Lake State. Take a peek inside The Michigan State Penitentiary during the late nineteenth century and learn about the prison’s most infamous inmates, sadistic wardens, forms of corporal punishment, and what it really meant for a prisoner to earn his stripes. A ghost or two might even make a spectral appearance!"