MORRISTOWN, NJ - A vivid re-telling of the 19th Century trial of triple murderer Antoine LeBlanc, which led to his public hanging on the Morristown Green is set for Saturday morning, June 20, in the very courtroom where a Morris County jury found him guilty 182 years ago.
The story will be told by the Honorable Kenneth C. MacKenzie, retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, historian, and member of the Board of Trustees of Historic Speedwell. Judge Mackenzie will share his legal insights into one of Morris County’s most notorious trials.
Participants will get first-hand details about Morristown’s most famous murder trial as you sit in the actual courtroom, in the Morris County Courthouse, where Antoine LeBlanc was tried in 1833 for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sayre and their servant Phoebe. The triple murder shocked the entire state and resulted in LeBlanc’s execution.
The program will be in lecture format and take place in Courtroom One, preserved to look as it did in 1833.
There is a limited number of seats available for this Morris County Tourism Bureau program, which will be offered only once in 2015.
It is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Participants will meet outside of the courthouse, at 6 Court Street in Morristown. The cost is $15 per person. You can pre-register and pay online at www.morristourism.org.