Sweeten Murder - 1924 Ina, Illinois
I recently found an audio tape made in 1977 of my mother, father and grandmother discussing the murder of Willford Sweeten in July of 1924.Apparently, his wife (Elsie?) poisoned him.A local reverend (Hyatt?) poisoned his wife three weeks later.There had been talk of a possible relationship between the two killers before it happened.According to my dad, this story made national news back then.Anyone know more of the story?
My connection to the Sweeten family is distant.My gr-gr aunt was Myrtie Sweeten (LeVault), daughter of Gilbert "Bird" , I think.