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Alma Lucas, Hazel Glab Bridge, Mary Sherill to testify
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The former Hazel Glab (nee Belford), whose escapades in the late 1920s through the mid-1930s was the stuff that newspaper headlines were made of, has once again resurfaced in court. This time suing her current husband Alfred M. Bridge for divorce, accusing him of cruelty. Mrs. Bridge (then Glab) was sent to Tehachapi Women's Prison in 1936 under a second-degree murder conviction. The state charged she shot and killed John I. Glab, a wealthy retired Chicago Druggist, in front of his Van Nuys estate just four months after their marriage. Prior to her incarceration, she was convicted of forging a will in an effort to get the $400,000 estate of wealthy fiance´ and realty owner, Albert Cheney, who died under mysterious circumstances. She was paroled November 29, 1941, and on July 4, 1946 married Alfred M. Bridge, 61, a Hollywood character actor. They separated in 1953.
Photograph article dated October 5, 1936 reads, "Left To Right, Alma Lucas, Hazel Glab Bridge, Mary Sherill - Two witnesses Wait to Testify for Mrs. Bridge in Divorce Case."
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2285
Glab, Hazel--Trials, litigation, etc
Trials (Divorce)--California--Los Angeles
Trials--California--Los Angeles
Divorce suits--California--Los Angeles
Divorce--California--Los Angeles
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Women murderers--California--Los Angeles
Murderers--California--Los Angeles
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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