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Denies wife's torso murder
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Woods, Jon
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
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
First photograph caption dated May 18, 1961 reads "Put Shaw behind bars." The article partially reads "Jailed at the West Hollywood sheriff's substation, the gaunt, balding suspect insisted he has not seen his wife since May 7 in Las Cruces, N. M."; Second photograph caption dated October 7, 1961 reads "Former Valley man." The article partially reads "Former Reseda cabinetmaker Darlington W. Shaw was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 'torso' murder of his wife."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles County (Calif.).--Sheriff's Department.--West Hollywood Station
Men--California--West Hollywood
Criminals--California--West Hollywood
Murderers--California--West Hollywood
Crime--California--West Hollywood
Murder--California--West Hollywood
Uxoricide--California--West Hollywood
Jails--California--West Hollywood
West Hollywood (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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