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Hex Murder painting effectively captures terrible York County moment

York County’s Brett Greiman painted this scene of the Hex Murder of 1928 – a terrible moment in which a trio attacked and killed a farmer, a suspected witch, in an attempt to break a spell they believe he had … Continue reading

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Terrible Hex Murder of 1928, associated with Halloween, actually happened at Thanksgiving

This is my favorite photograph of the Hex Murder house, scene of the killing of a suspected witch in 1928. A trio murdered Nelson Rehmeyer, acting with the belief that he had cast a spell on one of them. This York Daily Record/Sunday News photo makes the house appear to be rising from the Rehmeyer Hollow field in southern York County, Pa.

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Hex Murder defendant John Curry’s artwork hangs in York County homes

John Curry was one of the York County, Pa., trio who killed suspected witch Nelson Rehmeyer in what became known as the Hex Murder case of 1928. After his release from prison, Curry became an artist, whose work is in the homes of several York countians.

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Hex Murder assailant: ‘A genuinely nice guy and was a good employee’

People alive today knew one of the celebrated Hex Murder defendants of 1928, proving that York is the world’s largest small town

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Women’s Club of York opens its beautiful building to the public: Linked in to history, Nov. 29, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers an upcoming Women’s Club of York event, the Journal of York County Heritage, how to learn about the Hex Murder and a new book about York College of Pennsylvania.

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Country music’s Shorty Fincher: ‘Valley View is the best of the lot': Linked in to York County history, Oct. 24, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers Valley View Park, the Electric Map on the move, the Hex Murder cases explained and the closing of Fitz Brothers Eastern Market stand.

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York County’s Hex murder: 5 more quick facts about the forever fascinating witchcraft case

Some quick facts and impressions about York County’s Hex murder case in which three accomplices killed a suspected witch.

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York County’s Hex murder: 5 quick facts about the forever fascinating witchcraft case

The book ‘Long Lost Friend’ inspired superstitions among the Pennsylvania Dutch until well into the 20th century.

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York County’s Hex murders story: ‘Echoes and Re-echoes with intensity and interest’

Hex murder expert J. Ross McGinnis will present a program about the landmark trial that followed the arrests of the three assailants of a suspected witch.

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