Episode 127: The Reverend

In 1977, a man named Robert Burns went to a funeral and shot someone, in the head, in front of 300 people. He didn’t deny it, and his lawyer didn’t deny it. Burns told a police officer: “I had to do it. And if I had to do it over, I’d do it again.”



Casey Cep's book is The Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee.



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