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Betty and Dupre: The Atlanta Murder Case that Riveted the Nation’s Attention

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The song inspired by the case of Betty Andrews and Frank Dupre has kept the famous 1922 Atlanta murder trial  from fading from memory.  

In his new book, “Hanging the Peachtree Bandit–The True Tale of Atlanta’s Infamous Frank Dupre” (The History Press, 2014), author Tom Hughes revisits the crime, the trial, and the execution that captured newspaper headlines for months.  

(the version of “Betty Told Dupre” included in this interview performed by Teddy Grace, 1939)

A conversation with Tom Hughes