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The ‘coldest blooded murder in the annals of Juneau’

by The 100 Companies

Teenage runaway Robert Stroud spent his adolescence in Alaska, landing in the capital where he sold peanuts to survive. In 1908, at age 19, he was pimping and living with a dance-hall girl when a fight led him to murder a bartender. Sent to Leavenworth, he then killed a guard and received a commuted sentence of life.

It was in solitary confinement that Stroud found his passion for birding and he raised canaries, studied breeding and diseases, and set up a lab. His research was smuggled out and his book, “Stroud’s Digest on the Diseases of Birds,” was published in 1943.

– Eve Lederman, The 100 Companies

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