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Episode Five | Charles Stuart: Boston Murder Hoax




On the evening of October 23, 1989, Boston was rocked by one of the most notorious and damaging crimes in the city's history. The murder of Carol Stuart was tragic and shocking. She was 7 1/2 months pregnant with her first baby; she was murdered after leaving a birthing class at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. The case was highly-publicized, emotionally-charged, and sensationalized by Boston media and across the country. The crime was captured on an early version of reality television. It scarred the city for life. The police tore through Boston's neighborhoods looking for a "Black man with a raspy voice wearing a black tracksuit". The man they were looking for didn't exist. It was all a hoax. Marky Mark even wrote a song about it....


Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Wildside, he raps about the Stuart case


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SOURCES

Charles Stuart: Boston Murder Hoax


Time Magazine, Presumed Innocent http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,153650,00.html


Legacy of Racist Policing

https://medium.com/houstonmarshall/bostons-legacy-of-racist-policing-media-coverage-of-crime-30-years-after-chuck-stuart-b64ebfd7928


Civil Suit Is Filed in Boston Murder Case : Courts: Carol Stuart’s family wants to bar her husband’s heirs from inheriting any of her estate. They claim ‘public policy’ prevents profiting from her death https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-01-10-vw-11239-story.html


WBUR Delores Handy on 20th anniversary of Carol Stuart’s murder

https://www.wbur.org/news/2009/10/23/charles-stuart-anniversary


Chicago Tribune: A Glimpse into the Stuart Murder Hoax

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-01-21-9001060419-story.html


New York Times: A Boston Tragedy - The Stuart Case, A Special Case: Motive Remains a Mystery In Deaths That Haunt a City

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/15/us/boston-tragedy-stuart-case-special-case-motive-remains-mystery-deaths-that-haunt.html


The Stuart Family Knew it Was a Hoax

https://apnews.com/article/264c388da32bab45d3896001f7eaddb8


Theories and Insurance Policies

https://www.wbur.org/news/2009/10/23/charles-stuart-anniversary


Carol DiMaiti’s BC Degree

https://newspapers.bc.edu/?a=d&d=bcbiweekly19900315-01.2.5&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------


Charles Stuart https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/stuart-charles.htm


Mass Transit

https://mass.streetsblog.org/2019/09/26/new-census-data-suggests-growing-transit-use-statewide-but-not-in-boston-and-cambridge/


Boston Today

https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/file/document_files/2017/03/go_boston_2030_-_3_boston_today_spreads.pdf


Boston Crime Stats https://www.bu.edu/library/files/2011/05/Boston-Crime-Statistics1.pdf


Boston Crime Stats

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/massachusetts/articles/2020-01-01/homicides-and-other-violent-crimes-down-in-boston-in-2019#:~:text=There%20were%2038%20homicides%20in,from%20251%20the%20previous%20year.


WCVB TV 5 - Stuart Report

https://www.wcvb.com/article/notorious-boston-charles-stuart-murder-case/29563533#


Commonwealth magazine - Carol Di Maiti

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/tag/carol-dimati/


New York Times - A Boston Tragedy: The Stuart Case - A Special Case; Motive Remains A Mystery In Deaths That Haunt A City

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/15/us/boston-tragedy-stuart-case-special-case-motive-remains-mystery-deaths-that-haunt.html


Harvard. Edu - Forgotten victim

https://archive.vn/20020704134400/http://www.digitas.harvard.edu/~perspy/old/issues/2000/retro/forgotten_victim.html


Charles Stuart Case Bibliography After the Boston Killing https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/13419/CharlesStuartBib.pdf?sequence=5&isAllowed=y

Seattle Times - `If There Was A Fault To Carol, It Was That She Was Gullible'

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19900126&slug=1052732


Union Leader = The Murder and Hoax That Made Boston’s Black Community A Target

https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/the-murder-and-hoax-that-made-bostons-black-community-a-target-30-years-ago/article_82fd5c1f-af04-5337-a3dc-55a5aa8a056f.html


Carol Di Maiti Stuart Foundation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1990/01/31/beauty-from-the-boston-tragedy/81a76c4e-4682-43f7-8b0f-65d2429f799e/


Lynn Item - Stuart Case, 30 Years Later

https://www.itemlive.com/2019/10/25/the-pain-remains-30-years-after-the-carol-dimaiti-stuart-murder-copy/


Evelyn DiMaiti died in 2006

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=evelyn-f-dimaiti&pid=16382215&fhid=4333

AP News - Carol Stuart: A ‘Little Cinderella’ Who Met Her Dark Prince

https://apnews.com/article/772968700956f75f1cb2509c88ee1fd5


Rescue 911

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkkzScZgzzQ


Crossfire on CNN - Embarrassing display of white Boston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lafPBnWQFBM


Washington Post - Black community reacts to Stuart shooting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/04/they-were-treated-like-animals-murder-hoax-that-made-bostons-black-community-target/


Charles Stuart Funeral

https://apnews.com/article/ec31a0b42374a80b9e9bdf9da0a21a3a

*people still love their family, despite being a killer


Wiki page

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stuart_(murderer)


Murder In Boston By Ken Englade

https://archive.org/details/murderinboston00engl/mode/2up


Boston.com - Racist Boston

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2014/10/22/the-charles-stuart-murders-and-the-racist-branding-boston-just-cant-seem-to-shake


Murderpedia

https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/stuart-charles.htm


Marky Mark - Wildside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed2q_b5rhvo


Legacy of Racist Policing

https://medium.com/houstonmarshall/bostons-legacy-of-racist-policing-media-coverage-of-crime-30-years-after-chuck-stuart-b64ebfd7928


New York Times - Gun in Stuart Murder Found

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/01/10/us/gun-that-may-be-stuart-s-is-found.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm


Nashua Telegraph - Suicide note

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19930201&id=u2dKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=35MMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3691,36049


Washington Post - Victim to Suspect

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1990/01/05/victim-to-suspect-to-suicide/d8cb73bd-b43c-4d29-a1c3-6dfacb1820d6/


Chicago Trib Insurance records sought

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-01-07-9001020457-story.html


Gun Found linked to Stuart case

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1990-01-10-9001030209-story.html#:~:text=38%2Dcalib

er%20snub%2Dnose%20revolver,as%20long%20as%2010%20years.


New York Times - Matthew Stuart indicted

https://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/27/us/charles-stuart-s-brother-indicted-in-murder-case.html


Christopher Stuart

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/11/10/Baby-of-couple-shot-by-robber-dies/7127626677200/


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