Our cover image for this episode is William Bernard Hacker,
the miner who shot, stripped and beheaded his girlfriend's lover.
Below is the handwritten confession of Edward Fielder, one of suspects appearing in Parade of Horribles. This poor quality photocopy of the original document is all we have. Sarah gives this transcription:
I EDWARD FIELDER BEING OF SOUND MIND DO STATE THAT IN 1969 I DID ROB + KILL 2 COEDS IN MORGANTOWN WVA I DID NOT WISH TO CONFESS TO THIS ROBBERY + MURDER BUT DUE TO TALKING WITH A PREST I NOW WOUD LIKE TO COME WITH A CLEAN SLATE I DID TAKE A HATTCETT AND CUT THEIR HEADS OF AND LEFT THUR BODY A MILE OR SO DOWN THE ROAD IT WAS MENT TO RAPE AND ROB THEM BUT THEY GOT SCOARD AND I HAD TO KILL THEM
THIS TAKEN IN? MY HAND ON THIS DAY OF SEPT IS? BECAUSE? TRY ? IS NO WAY FALSE