Viewing James Redman: "The Killing and Transfiguration of Harry Morris." (2001)
In mid-August 1931, a gangland-style murder was committed on a two-lane road south of Red Wing, Minnesota. The victim was Harry Morris, a career bank robber, well known to police in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The killer was never apprehended, though he almost certainly was James Allen Camden, a bootlegger loosely affiliated with the Capone gang. Camden had testified in Chicago before a grand jury which indicted Al Capone. Capone learned of Camden's betrayal through sources inside the grand jury whom he had bribed. Camden was aware that Capone was plotting to silence him. Why Camden came to murder Morris to avoid Capone is told in this article by James Redman. It appeared first in "The Great River Review."