- Clara Phillips was charged with the murder of her husband’s mistress Alberta Meadows. According to Clara’s own statement, she and a friend got into a fight with Ms.Meadows when they confronted her about her relations with Mr. Armour Phillips. During the fight Clara or her friend, Peggy bludgeoned Meadows to death with a hammer and left her body in a vacant field. What made Clara’s trial so sensational was after she was found guilty of second degree murder she escaped to Honduras with help from her husband & friend but was caught by police. Sheriff Biscailuz and his wife went to Honduras to retrieve her. She was sent to prison and paroled in January 18, 1935
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