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Sits alone in thought
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Arraignment--California--Los Angeles
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
Murder--California--Los Angeles
Strangling--California--Los Angeles
Violent crimes--California--Los Angeles
Murderers--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Courthouses--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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