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Nellie May Madison admits to shooting her husband in self-defense, Los Angeles County, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
June 1935
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 Arcadia funds.
Photograph appears with the article, "Iron Woman Confesses," Los Angeles times, 21 June 1935: 1.
Nellie has admitted that she shot husband Eric Madison out of self defense after he tried to attack her with a knife.
Nellie rests her chin on the knuckles of her hand.
Handwritten on negative: Mrs Nellie Madison
Text from negative sleeve: MADISON, NELLIE MURDER CASE
Text from newspaper caption: Mrs. Nellie Madison, under sentence to be hanged for the killing of her husband, which she denied throughout her trial, yesterday admitted she shot in self-defense.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Portrait photographs
Law & legal affairs--California--Los Angeles County
Homicides--California--Los Angeles County
Madison, Nellie May, 1895-1953
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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