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Cricket in the web : the 1949 unsolved murder that unraveled politics in New Mexico

Author: Paula Moore
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ovida "Cricket" Coogler was last seen alive entering a mysterious car driven by an unknown man in downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico, around 3:00 on the morning of March 31, 1949. Seventeen days later,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cricket Coogler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Moore
ISBN: 9780826343413 0826343414 0826343422 9780826343420
OCLC Number: 185536483
Description: xi, 203 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Cricket's locale --
Cricket --
Sheriff Alfonso Luchini "Happy" Apodaca --
Cricket's last hours --
The body is found, shoeless --
The body handlers --
The Doña Ana County Grand Jury --
Politics and payoffs --
Happy Apodaca's troubles compound --
Jerry Nuzum --
Dan Sedillo --
Wesley Byrd and the torture trial --
Interesting persons --
What happened to people after the case.
Responsibility: Paula Moore.
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Cricket in the Web provides a fascinating glimpse into life in a small, politically corrupt New Mexico town in the late 1940s. It also shows that however tragic the murder of young Ovida 'Cricket' Read more...

 
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