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Brooks arraigned in slaying
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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 2, 1951 partially reads, "Donald Ralph Brooks, 26, was arraigned on a formal murder complaint in Burbank Police Court today for the New Year's Day slaying of his wife's girl-friend. The suspect, an unemployed aircraft worker of 220 N. Sparks St., Burbank, pumped two slugs from a .22 caliber automatic pistol into a residence where his wife was visiting at 577 E. Olive Ave., Burbank. One bullet crashed through a window, barely missing his 5-year-old son, Gary, and the other pierced the front door - fatally wounding Miss Mary Rachel Watkins, 33, resident of the address." Photograph caption reads, "Murder gun - Donald Ralph Brooks, left, identifies automatic pistol as weapon he used in Burbank shooting spree in which woman was fatally wounded. At right is Burbank Det. Carl Lane."
1 photographic print :b&w ;18 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.).--Police Department
Murder--Investigation--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Murderers--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Murder--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Husband and wife--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Arraignment--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Detectives--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Pistols--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Men--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
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