Thursday, January 23, 2014
Viola Gordon Munro -- It's Raining Blood
Viola, 55, a former stage actress, and husband Alfred, 75, a one-time theatrical representative of the Schubert organization in Boston, occupied a modest apartment over a two-car garage in Norwich, Connecticut. On the morning of June 21, 1949, their downstairs neighbor noticed blood dripping from the ceiling as he went to get his car out of the garage. Police entered the Munro's apartment and found the former theatrical manager dead in bed from a gunshot wound to the head inflicted by his wife, who had then fired a fatal shot through her right ear. Facing imminent eviction, the pair had been unemployed for several months and known to be heavily drinking.