The last weekend of November 1932 was exceptionally cold and unexceptionally dull at Cedar Key until flames began shooting from the city jail about four o’clock on Monday morning. The fire was the final act of one of the most senseless and brutal murders ever committed by a Florida law enforcement official and the beginning of an international dispute which enabled Mussolini’s fascist government to chastise the United States for its violation of civil rights and human decency.
Shofner, Jerrell H.
"Murders at Kiss-Me-Quick: The Underside of International Affairs,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 62:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol62/iss3/6