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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown? – Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery - Kentucky Scholarship Online
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Who Killed Betty Gail Brown?: Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery

Robert G. Lawson


Betty Gail Brown was nineteen years old in 1961. A second-year student at Transylvania University. On the evening of October 26, 1961, she drove to campus to study with friends for an exam. Around midnight, she left the campus, but at some point she returned and parked her car in a driveway near the center of campus. By 3:00 a.m., she was the victim of one of the most sensational killings ever to occur in the Bluegrass. She was found dead in her car, strangled by her own brassiere. Kentuckians from across the state became engrossed in the proceedings, as lead after lead went nowhere. Four year ... More

Keywords: Cold case, Murder, Lexington, Kentucky, Trial, Adaptive

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813174624
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813174624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Lawson, author
University of Kentucky

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