Episode: “The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 1: Jesse Pomeroy


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“The Boy Torturer of Boston” Pt. 1: Jesse Pomeroy

Born in 1859 with a cleft palate, Jesse Pomeroy's father looked upon his son as weak, and brutally abused him throughout his childhood. Tormented at home and at school, Jesse began to entertain violent fantasies about torturing prisoners. By the time he was 12, simply fantasizing wasn't enough—and the “Boy Torturer of Boston” emerged...



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