Daryl G. Hippensteel
Dr. Daryl G. Hippensteel is a coauthor of Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides and is a full-time criminal justice faculty member at Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Dr. Hippensteel has published many academic articles in educational and criminal justice journals and is in demand as a presenter for seminars and workshops on a variety of topics. Dr. Hippensteel is also a Louisiana state certified peace officer with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and is a decorated Vietnam combat veteran.
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 2
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Dark Bayou: Infamous Louisiana Homicides
This collection chronicles the most mysterious, bizarre and often overlooked homicides in Louisiana history. Drawing on contemporary records and, where available, the recollections of those who provide a coherent version of the facts, these mesmerizing tales detail some of the more gruesome episodes: the rise of the first Mafia godfather in the United States; the murder of two New Orleans police chiefs; the brutal murder of a famous New Orleans madam; the story of a respectable young woman who “accidentally” poisoned her younger sister and is a suspect in other family deaths; the ritual killing of blacks in southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas; the mysterious death of a young housewife which still generates debate; and the demise of a local celebrity who believed in his own invincibility.
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