The ensuing trial, at which the pair was represented by Percy Foreman, the high-profile mouthpiece who defended James Earl Ray, brought the national press scrambling to Miami. It ended in a not-guilty verdict for the defendants.

Candy, who proved crime can pay — and pay huge after inheriting most of her husband's $33 million estate — later overdosed on drugs in her penthouse suite at the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach in 1976.

At the museum's entrance, one can also catch "Illustrating Justice: The Courtroom Art of Shirley Henderson," featuring more than 60 of the talented local artist's vibrant pastel drawings of South Florida legal dramas. They include renditions of the Manuel Noriega, Willy Falcon, Sal Magluta, Elián González, and "Dirty Bomber" José Padilla trials. Look out for disgraced former Hialeah and Miami Beach mayors Raul Martinez and Alex Daoud.

Drug busts are only a small part of Miami's history.
Drug busts are only a small part of Miami's history.

Location Info



101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130

Category: Museums

Region: Downtown/Overtown


"Crime in Miami": Through August 29. "Illustrating Justice: The Courtroom Art of Shirley Henderson": Through June 20. History Miami, 101C W. Flagler St., Miami; 305-375-1492; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

On Thursday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m., the museum will present a panel discussion, CSI & Forensics, which will include Jorge Molina and Samantha Steinberg, forensics artists from the Miami Dade Police Department.

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