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Hearing opens for 9 suspects in assault case
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated January 23, 1959 partially reads, "Ten persons who police said beat a young brother and sister who later fled the Valley in fear of their lives were held by police today. Nine adults, ranging from a 57-year-old father to a 19-year-old youth appeared in Van Nuys Municipal Court today for their preliminary hearing. Each was charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and one count of burglary. A 16-year-old girl is in custody of juvenile police." Pictured is suspect Betty Becker, 48, who appeared in court with her husband, Harold Becker, 57 (not pictured), also a suspect.; See images #00117765 through #00117768 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Trials (Assault and battery)--California--Los Angeles
Arrest--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Female offenders--California--Los Angeles
Arraignment--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Courthouses--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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