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Professor's Murder Trial Begins

On this day in 1850, a sensational murder trial began in Boston. Both the victim and the accused belonged to the city's social elite. The case had been closely followed ever since the dismembered body of Dr. George Parkman was found in a cellar at Harvard Medical School. John Webster, a professor at the medical school, was charged with the grisly crime....
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