By Michael Sznajderman

It was one of Birmingham’s most heinous slayings, at a time when the young city was just making a name for itself. The 1888 triple murder spurred national headlines, and a deadly riot.

Since then, the ghastly event has generated numerous retellings in newspapers, magazines and books, as well as on historic- and crime-focused websites.

It’s a sad story: of betrayal and bigamy, and innocent lives taken before their time. For aficionados of the darker side of Birmingham’s history, it is known simply as the Hawes Murders.

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