On September 8, 1935, Huey Long was apparently shot once by Carl Weiss in the Capitol building at Baton Rouge. Weiss was immediately shot dead by Long's bodyguards. The walls of the capitol hallway are still nicked from the bullets fired in the shootout. Weiss was the son-in-law of Judge Benjamin Pavy, a long-time political opponent of Long. Long died two days later from internal bleeding following an incompetent attempt to close the wounds by Dr. Arthur Vidrine. Some say that Huey should have recovered from the wounds, and that his doctors killed him. According to his sister, Lucille Long Hunt, his last words were: "Don't let me die, I have got so much to do."
Persistent rumors allege that Weiss actually had no gun and only struck Long with his hand, and Long was accidentally shot by his own guards when they opened fire on Weiss. These rumors are supported by several witnesses and the fact that Long had a bruised lip when he went in for surgery. Other theories hold that Long's assassination was arranged to prevent him from winning the presidency in 1936, either from within the Democratic Party or as a candidate backed by the Share Our Wealth organization. It was widely understood that Long's populist progressive policies had earned him many powerful enemies who would not have wanted him to become president . Two months prior to his death, in July 1935, Long had claimed that he had uncovered a plot to assassinate him .
Jessica Lauren Fields, battles to infiltrate and expose the evil plot of the conspirators who murder U.S. Senator and former governor of Louisiana, Huey P. Long. Jessica is railroaded by a judge, in Baton Rouge, who is in league with the conspirators.
She overheard the conspired plot to assassinate U. S. Senator and former Governor Huey "Kingfish" Long, Louisiana's most famous political figure. Over seventy years after the assassination, the truth finally emerges. From 1935-1997, fear has kept the cover-up from being exposed . . . now the historical novel about the unforgettable life of Duel Stone's Louisiana aunt, Jessica Lauren Fields, his father's sister.