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Margaret Willis and her son, Harold 'Sonny' Willis, Los Angeles, 1924
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
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: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Margaret Willis confessed to the police that she fatally shot Dr. Benjamin Baldwin in self defense. To keep the murder from her son she hid the body of Dr. Baldwin in a trunk, and together she and Bert C. Webster tossed the suitcase over an embankment.
Harold 'Sonny" Willis sits on his mother's lap, one hand over hers and his other arm around her shoulder.
Handwritten on negative: Mrs Margaret Willis, Sonny Willis
Text from negative sleeve: Willis, Margaret Murder Case
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Criminal investigations--California--Los Angeles
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Willis, Margaret
Willis, Harold, b. 1912 or 13
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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