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Hearing opens for 9 suspects in assault case
Alternative Title
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
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated January 23, 1959 reads, "Nine charged with assault - Nine suspects in assault-burglary of Valley brother and sister sit in court with their lawyers during preliminary hearing today in Van Nuys Municipal Court. From left are, seated behind table, Ted Flier, attorney; Irving Broth, attorney; Earl Becker, 22, suspect; and Paul James, public defender. From left, behind lawyers, are suspects Diane Horton, 22; Harold Becker, 57; Becker's wife, Betty, 48; Edward Graham, 22; Robert Wadelton, 20; Robert Pugh, 21; George Barrett, 21, and Alton Spencer, 19."; See images #00117765 through #00117768 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Van Nuys Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Trials (Assault and battery)--California--Los Angeles
Arraignment--California--Los Angeles
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Arrest--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Courthouses--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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