Exploring historical mysteries and legendary figures of the American South

Episode 13: Goat Castle Murder of Natchez

On August 4 1932 Jenny Merrill was shot and killed in her Natchez, Mississippi home, Glenburnie. An eccentric couple who lived in a run down mansion known as the “Goat Castle” were arrested and charged with murder. But an innocent African American woman went to jail for the crime. Karen L. Cox, author of Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South joins me to tell the story of murder and injustice.

More about this episode

Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race and the Gothic South

Goat Castle Timeline and Infographic

More about Karen L. Cox

Music Credits:

Theme Song: “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn

Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use

Southern Man “Southern Man”, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Kevin MacLeod “Devastation and Revenge”, Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution

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