New Castle’s Kadunce Murders by Dale Richard Perelman

Author: Dale Richard Perelman

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: November 16, 2022

Deal ends: November 16, 2022


Author Dale Richard Perelman tells the tragic story of the 1978 murders and the mystery surrounding them.
In the summer of 1978, a mother and her four-year-old were stabbed to death in the quiet town of New Castle. Police suspected the husband, Lou Kadunce, but were unable to find either a weapon or a motive. Sitting in a Lawrence County jail in 1981, convicted serial killer Michael Atkinson accused Frank Costal - a carny, petty thief and Satanist - of having an affair with the Kadunce husband and participating in the murder. A series of intense trials ensued as Costal was convicted of the homicides and a jury found the husband not guilty. Questions surrounding the case gripped the region and grabbed headlines in the Pittsburgh Press.