Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Robert S. James standing between two unidentified men in court. He was most likely testifying in his own defense for the murder trial of his wife Mary Emma James. He purportedly had an affair with his niece, which spurred him to tie down his wife and have a rattlesnake bite her, and then later drown her in their fish pond. He was supposedly helped by his friend, ex-sailor Charles H. Hope, who was also charged with murder. Text from original nitrate sleeve: James, Robert S.
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People Crime Legal Criminals--California--Los Angeles James, Robert S