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Outside the courthouse elmo's distraught. Cousins shook her fist Alexander. Hamilton Catherine loudly declared if the dies a natural death I shall think there is no justice in heaven. She wasn't alone in her disgust. Though he he was innocent in the eyes of the law the people of New York still believed Levi. Weeks was guilty. The jury's decision was widely criticized the public scrutiny proved too much for the young man to bear. He eventually left New York and settled in Mississippi where he became a respected then successful architect and builder like his brother in the centuries since her murder the question has remained unanswered food who killed Elma Sands some believe that fellow boarding house resident Richard Crowder was the most likely culprit. He left New New York shortly after the trial and was later found guilty of raping a child before he could be sentenced for that crime. He fled to England and where he was eventually executed for strangling a woman to death. Unfortunately the real answer may never emerge centuries he's have passed and the world has all but forgotten the murder of Alma sands but like the well itself which is still standing in in a New York City basement. The legacy of the crime lives on. Were it not. For the historic trial of Levi weeks. Modern Criminal Aminul. Trials might look incredibly different. He proved that the right lawyer and the money to pay them can help you tip the scales of of Justice. Thanks for listening to today in true. Crime I'm Vanessa Vanessa. Richardson for more information on the death of Julia Elma Sands and the trial of Levi weeks. Checkout our episode of unsolved murders true crime stories stories about the Manhattan well mystery which goes more in depth on this fascinating story today in true crime is a podcast original you. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Not only to spotify already. Have all of your favorite music but but now spotify is making it easy for you. Enjoy all of your favourite parkhouse originals like today and true crime for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker her to stream today in true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type two day in true crime in the search bar at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. We'll be back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today in true crime was created by Max Cutler her is a production of cutler media. And is part of the podcast network it is produced by Max and Ron Cobbler. Sound designed by Andy Weights with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carleen Madden and Travis Clark. This episode of today and true crime was written by Joel. Callan with writing assistance by Maggie Admire. I'm Vanessa Richardson..

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