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Title
Murder suspect Robert S. James sitting on the witness stand with a plan of his house behind him, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa May 1936]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Daily News
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Robert S. James sitting in the witness stand with a plan of his home behind him. An unidentified man is visible in front of him. 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.
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1387_13427-30
ark:/21198/zz0027x930
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Crime
Government
Religion
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
James, Robert S
Source
Los Angeles Daily News Negatives

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