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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Photograph was also used for caption dated June 11, 1958. The caption reads, "Cary Jon Johannesson, 18, convicted of first degree murder in strangulation slaying of Phyllis Meltzer, 15, of Reseda, was to have learned today whether he will die in gas chamber or spend the rest of life in prison." Photograph caption dated April 8, 1958 reads, "Cary Jon Johannesson, 18, of Reseda, sits alone in Van Nuys Municipal Court today where he was arraigned for murder of pretty high school freshman Phyllis Meltzer, 15. He was ordered held without bail. Municipal Judge Julian Beck set preliminary hearing for next Tuesday."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
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