Show Notes: The Sleepwalking Defense

Tracy Wilson

Beacon Hill, Boston, night. iStockphoto/ThinkStock

"I was asleep!" It's the 19th century's "It wasn't me." Today we talk about the first known use of the sleepwalking defense, which took place in the murder trial of Albert J. Tirrell, who was accused of killing Mary Ann Bickford in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston in 1845.

Holly gets the credit for this research legwork:

Here's a link to the episode: Albert J. Tirrell, the First Sleepwalking Killer

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