Episode 7: The Murder of Charles Sessums
This episode covers the murder of Texas A&M senior Charles Sessums in the 1926 college football riot during the halftime of an infamous rivalry game. The budding rivalry between Texas A&M and Baylor University was one of the original rivalries in the sport, which was still relatively new at the time, and in October 1926, tensions boiled over, leading to a violent outbursts between fans on the field, and ending in tragedy for the 24 year old, who was set to graduate the following Spring. The murder was followed by a private investigation by the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and the ensuing inquiries by one detective took him all the way to the Waco, Texas government, revealing a possible conspiracy to cover up who had been responsible for the death of Charles Sessums. All of the source materials for this episode are listed below for those who are interested in learning more about this fascinating case and it's historical impact on the universities involved, and be sure to visit the podcast on Instagram @crimebistropodcast for additional content and behind the scenes looks at some exciting new episodes to come!