74: Lavinia Fisher: Charleston's Woman in White

10.26.2019 - By Southern Fried True Crime

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One of Charleston’s most enduring legends and ghost stories is that of Lavinia Fisher. Her ghost is said to haunt the grounds of the Old City Jail, where she was imprisoned for a year, before being hanged with her husband from the gallows, for highway robbery. She also carries the dubious title of America’s first female serial killer. But it’s not true. Much of what is known about Lavinia Fisher is legend, told for over 200 years, growing more bloody and salacious as time goes on. But her real story, is more tragic. And much more haunting.Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/74-lavinia-fisherWritten, hosted, produced by Erica KelleyResearched by Erica KelleyEdited by Chaes GrayCase Suggested by Haley GrayOriginal Graphic Art by Coley Horner Original Music by Rob Harrison-Gamma RadioMerch | Donate | In the Mediahttps://southernfriedtruecrime.com@southfriedtruth (Twitter) @southernfriedtruecrime (Insta)https://www.youtube.com/southernfriedtruecrimehttps://www.facebook.com/southernfriedtruecrimeTo book a ghost tour in Charleston with my friend Mike Brown, from the podcast, Pleasing Terrors, click here:https://oldcharlestontours.com/ticket-info/1To listen to Mike’s Pleasing Terror episodes on Charleston’s Old City Jail and the story of John and Lavinia, click here: https://pleasingterrors.com/podcast/condemned-part-one-welcome-hell/https://pleasingterrors.com/podcast/condemned-part-two-devils-hour/Suggested Reading: Six Miles to Charleston: The True Story of John and Lavinia Fisher by Bruce Orr

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