Press: Hearst Hoax

Last Good Friday morning one John Fiorenza, 24-year-old upholsterer's assistant, went to the apartment of Lewis H. Titterton in Manhattan's quiet Beekman Place. Mr. Titterton had gone to his work as continuity editor at National Broadcasting Co., but his wife was at home, alone. At the door Fiorenza said he had called to get further instructions about repairing a couch, was admitted. Fiorenza then over-powered & raped Mrs. Titterton, knotted a rope of clothing around her neck, left her to strangle in the bathtub.

Eleven days later New York's police methodically traced a...

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