Drop Dead Gorgeous: The Scandalous Trial of Jessie Costello

In 1933, Jessie Costello was charged with murdering her husband – then beat the rap with her charm and beauty.

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  • Purported photos of Bill Costello (left) and Edward McMahon (right). 

    Photo Credit: New England Historical Society and Strange Company
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  • A newspaper illustration of Jessie Costello's visit to her husband's grave. 

    Photo Credit: Strange Company
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  • A newspaper clipping of Jessie Costello. 

    Photo Credit: Strange Company