Notorious 92 recounts murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties. With almost one murder every day of the year in Indiana, violent crime is no stranger to the Hoosier state and has not escaped the heartland of America. And while Indiana is the nations sixteenth largest state by population, it has often stolen national headlines with astonishing crimes that defy imagination. It seems it always has been so. Notorious 92 looks back to crimes in each of the states 92 counties as old as the nineteenth century to reveal a side of the states history not taught in fourth grade history classes. Notorious 92 also considers the suffering and the resolve of Indiana families and communities in responding to ugly incidents in their midst that are sometimes just too incredible not to talk about. From marital and financial problems to substance abuse and racial hostilities, generations of Hoosiers are linked by not only the lands they inhabit, but by the demons they face.
Notorious 92, 3rd Edition includes stories such as the story of Leslie “Mad Dog” Irvin, whose trial for killing six innocent people still impacts criminal trials across the United States today. Larry Eyler, a serial killer who claimed the lives of 21 men from 1982 to 1984. The story of a widow who was murdered in her home while her killer robbed her of $3.5 million. In haste, the killer failed to find an additional $5 million hidden around the estate. The story of two brothers who were found beaten to death and buried in a cornfield.
The newest edition of Notorious 92 offers updates about many of the more contemporary crimes, including the incredible story of a Decatur County woman who proved her innocence from behind bars, and has been set free.
About the Author
Andrew E. Stoner, an Indiana native, holds a Ph.D. in Public Communications and Technology from Colorado State University and Franklin College of Indiana respectively.