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Episode 34: Snapped in Birmingham

In 1943, Naomi Cheney was murdered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Six years later, her father, Frank Cheney, Sr., committed a sudden act of violence that no one could understand when he snapped in Birmingham.

 

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Suspect Held in Sioux Falls WAC Murder. Rapid City Journal, 10/8/1943

WAC’s Slaying Still Mystery. Alabama Journal, 10/8/1943

Lake, Clancy. College Hills Landlord Kills Tenant, Then Self. The Birmingham News, 10.17.19

Woman Slain, Two Shot By Magic City War Vet. The Huntsville Times, 10/17/1949

Three Dead in Murder Spree. The Selma Times-Journal, 10/17/1949

Announcements. The Birmingham News, 10/18/1949

Wright Jr., Fred W. Lying to enlist in World War II began 15-year-old’s long journey. Tampa Bay Times, 4/22/2014

Ancestry.com. Alabama, Death Index, 1908-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

Year: 1930; Census Place: Pensacola, Escombia, Florida; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2340050

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