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Classic Interview with Ron Franscell -- FALL / THE DARKEST NIGHT from 2008

On August 9th 2008,  Fred Wolfson (sitting in for Don Woldman) and I hosted author Ron Franscell for the first time on our radio show.  His book, "Fall" aka "The Darkest Night" is now a true crime classic. Listen to Ron tell this compelling tale, and then please read the book -- it is one of the best true crime books of all time.

To hear the show, you can click THIS LINK.....and if that doesn't play properly for some reason, here is the link to the show in the archives of Blog Talk Radio


Author and journalist Ron Franscell ventures deep into the memories of his childhood in a small Wyoming town to tell the shocking story of Wyoming's most devastating rape and murder. In the small circle of the victims' friends, he explores how a thirty-year-old crime remains an open wound today among the people who were splashed by its viciousness. It not only changed their lives, but it changed crime and punishment forever in Wyoming.

His searing account relied on more than 100 interviews, including the only living witness to the monstrous 1973 killing on the Fremont Canyon Bridge: Convicted murderer Ron Kennedy. He also talked to the family and friends of both the victims and their assailants, as well as collected thousands of pages of documents, letters and photographs.


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