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Lucius F. Payne with son Louis R. Payne (copy), Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa June, 1934]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph appears with the article, “Youth Admits Ax Killing of Mother and Brother,” Los Angeles Times, 04 Jun 1934: 1.
Lucius F. Payne (left) stands beside his some Louis R. Payne (right), who appears to be in military uniform.
In early June, 1934, police officers discovered the bodies of Carrie L. Payne, 45, and Robert Payne, 15, at their Westwood home. They had been brutally murdered by Louis R. Payne, their respective son and brother, in late May. Payne was arrested several days after he committed the crime and after confessing at a Huntington Beach police station.
Text from negative sleeve Payne, Louis R.
Handwritten on negative: Louis Payne
Text from newspaper caption: Victims Shown With Surviving Relatives; In the upper row of pictures are, left to right, Mrs. Carrie L. Payne, the murdered mother; Robert Payne, the murdered boy, and at the right Louis Payne, the survivor son, and the surviving husband and father, L. f. Payne. In the second tier of pictures at the left is Dr. James T. Fisher of 10583 Holman Avenue, whose observations of unexplained circumstances at the home in his neighbors, the Paynes, led to the grewsome murder discovery by police yesterday. Next is the ax which police believe the murderer accomplished his fiendish work. Below is the Payne home at 10587 Holman avenue in the Westwood Hills region.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Payne, Louis Rude
Payne, Lucius
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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