top of page

Episode Five | Carol & Christopher Di Maiti Stuart: The Boston Murder Hoax, Boston Massachusetts




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



See images from this episode on the Truest Kind Image Gallery


Hosted by Anngelle Wood


Twitter: @truestkind


SOURCES

Charles Stuart: Boston Murder Hoax



Legacy of Racist Policing


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


Chicago Tribune: A Glimpse into the Stuart Murder Hoax


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


The Stuart Family Knew it Was a Hoax


Theories and Insurance Policies


Carol DiMaiti’s BC Degree



Mass Transit


Boston Today



Boston Crime Stats


WCVB TV 5 - Stuart Report


Commonwealth magazine - Carol Di Maiti


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


Harvard. Edu - Forgotten victim


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


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


Carol Di Maiti Stuart Foundation


Lynn Item - Stuart Case, 30 Years Later


Evelyn DiMaiti died in 2006

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

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


Rescue 911


Crossfire on CNN - Embarrassing display of white Boston


Washington Post - Black community reacts to Stuart shooting


Charles Stuart Funeral

*people still love their family, despite being a killer


Wiki page


Murder In Boston By Ken Englade


Boston.com - Racist Boston


Murderpedia


Marky Mark - Wildside


Legacy of Racist Policing


New York Times - Gun in Stuart Murder Found


Nashua Telegraph - Suicide note


Washington Post - Victim to Suspect


Chicago Trib Insurance records sought


Gun Found linked to Stuart case

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


New York Times - Matthew Stuart indicted


Christopher Stuart


Comentários


bottom of page