Old Whiskey and Young Women – American True Crime tales of Murder, Sex and Scandal with Judge R. Marc Kantrowitz

June 14, 2016 Canton Free
Marc Kantrowitz, author & judge

Judge Kantrowitz explores some of the most notorious legal cases in American history.  They all titillated, if not repulsed, the entire nation when they occurred. Today, they are nearly forgotten. From the unfair framing for murder of America’s most famous comedian, to America’s first capital case involving an older woman and her much younger lover murdering her husband, to Mad Harry Thaw, the wealthy son of a steel magnate, killing America’s foremost architect over a beautiful woman, all come to life in gripping detail and drama.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

And meet the real Norman Bates of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” whose mother fixation and real life gruesome crimes far outmatched those of any fictional character.  This book brings to life these notorious characters and many more from the rich pages of history.

Judge Kantrowitz, a Canton resident, has served as an assistant district attorney, private counsel and a judge, first on the juvenile court and then the Appeals Court, the second highest court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from which he retired last summer.  As an attorney, he handled thousands of cases, trying more than 100 before a jury.  He was also lead attorney on two dozen first degree murder cases.

As an author, Judge Kantrowitz is the most highly published author on state law, writing books on criminal law, civil law, juvenile law, evidence and mental health.  He publishes a monthly column “Law ‘n History” for Lawyers Weekly.

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