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Title
John True, state witness at the Monahan murder trial, with Dep. Dist. Atty. J. Miller Leavy and 2 other attorneys, Los Angeles, 1953
Date Created and/or Issued
1953
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-2715
Description
Barbara Graham, Jack Santo, and Emmett Perkins were convicted of the murder of Mabel Monahan in 1953, during a robbery attempt in her home, and were executed two years later. John True and Baxter Shorter participated in the robbery. Shorter confessed when arrested for another charge, and was kidnapped and murdered by Perkins and Santo. During the trial, John True was a state witness in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
John True, (2nd from right) seated among three attorneys, including J. Miller Leavy (Deputy District Attorney), during the Mabel Monahan murder trial.
Type
Image
Format
b&w negative
Identifier
C1429_b173_80492-6_frame_1
ark:/21198/zz00256cdc
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
True, John
Leavy, J. Miller, 1905-1995
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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