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Barbara Adams with attorney
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In May 12, 1944, then 17-year-old Barbara Adams killed her mother. She claimed to have done so because her mother did not allow her to have dates or association with other young people. Adams was diagnosed "medically and legally insane" by Camarillo State Hospital psychiatrists.
Public defender, William G. Neeley, confers with Barbara Adams, charged with murdering her mother with a butcher knife. Photograph dated September 14, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 10861
Teenagers--California--Los Angeles
Murderers--California--Los Angeles
Lawyers--United States
Men--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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