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The story of Nancy Kerley

By Larry Porter

Copy right 2013 Larry Porter

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Based on the true story of Nancy Kerley, sent to prison in Raleigh, NC in 1914, for the murder of her granddaughter, Roberta Putnam, in Haywood County, NC.


Nancy Kerley - 55 years old, frail looking at ninety-five pounds, but a tough old bird, used to working hard all her life. Wears a plain dress and clodhopper type shoes.

Will Putnam - late teens, early twenties, Nancy’s son-in-law. Wears bib overalls with longjohns underneath and boots.

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