Book Signing - Hunter Cole, author of The Legs Murder Scandal - April 11, 2011

News item published on: 2011-03-25 11:35:42

Friends of University Libraries Present Hunter Cole, Author of The Legs Murder Scandal

The Friends of Southern Miss University Libraries welcome author and Laurel-native Hunter Cole for a discussion and signing of his book, The Legs Murder Scandal, on Monday, April 11, at 6:00 p.m. in room 123 of Cook Library on the Southern Miss campus in Hattiesburg.

In 1935 in Laurel, Mississippi, Ouida Keeton was arrested and charged with murdering her mother, Daisy. At the time, the murder of Daisy Keeton was one of the most lurid crimes in the nation. Because of the sensationalism of the crime, Ouida became known as "Mississippi's Lizzie Borden." Through his research, Cole details the two separate trials of Ouida Keeton and her lover, W.M. Carter, while presenting new facts and clearing up other misinformation.

The Friends of University Libraries group was started in 2010 as an organization to bolster community support of University Libraries. For more information on becoming a Friend of University Libraries or the Hunter Cole event, please call 601.266.4241