Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 52 The Murder of William Wise

September 2, 2019

In 1734, Alice Riley became the first person to be executed in the colony of Georgia. The servant was tried and convicted, alongside fellow servant, Richard White, for the murder of their master. Were the two guilty of planning and carrying out the murder? Or did Irish-Catholic prejudice lead to their conviction? Find full show notes for this episode at

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