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Title
Glendale honor student, 15, confesses slaying mother
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated May 16, 1961 partially reads, "A 15-year-old Glendale High School honor student today beat and strangled to death his mother, a prominent San Fernando Valley clubwoman. Ronald Dennis Wolff, 1014 Montery [sic] Rd., calmly walked into Glendale Police Station today and told Sgt. William Barry: 'I want to report something... I just killed my mother... with an axe... an axe handle.' His clothes were smeared with blood. He said he had planned to kill her on Mother's Day. Officers found the body of Mrs. Bertha Wolff, 42, lying in a pool of blood in the living room of the grey stucco home she shared with the youth and another son." Pictured is Ronald Wolff, being questioned by officers at police station. He gave no specific reason for slaying his mother.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00128975
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d034_f5_i28
CARL0005462060
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/59984
Subject
Murderers--California--Glendale
High school students--California--Glendale
Murder--Investigation--California--Glendale
Murder--California--Glendale
Criminal investigation--California--Glendale
Detectives--California--Glendale
Men--California--Glendale
Police stations--California--Glendale
Glendale (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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