Choice #1: Pistol Practice is about saloon owner John Howard shooting his business partner Col. Burroughs when Burroughs complained about possible mismanagement of the saloon. Howard claimed self-defense, but all other witnesses said he shot the Col. in cold blood. This appeared in The St. Joseph Gazette on September 7, 1875.
Choice #2: Final Witness in Trial is the sensational story of the elderly doctor who was to give testimony in his own defense in the murder trial where he was accused of killing his daughter-in-law. This is the story I wrote. It’s based on an article I found about a trial in Chicago from 1934, but I embellished it. If you guessed this as the fiction, congratulations!
Choice #3: They Fought to Kill is the story of two drunken brothers who attempted to murder one another forcing their elderly mother to endanger her own life by traveling in the cold night to seek help from the authorities. This article appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on February 13, 1899.
And Choice #4: Shot By a Burglar is the story of a former Illinois congressman who interrupted a burglar attempting to steal his pants. This article appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democract on March 18, 1890.
As always, thanks for listening!