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Theodore R. Welch, officer who shot William Focher, takes the stand, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa July 15, 1935]
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.
35-year-old William Focher was mistakenly shot by police, believed to have held up the Olympic Auditorium. Welch fired the shot that killed Focher, intending only to injure him.
This photograph is likely related to the article, "Killing Held Justifiable," Los Angeles Times, 15 Jul 1935: A1.
Officer Welch, center, sits between Coroner Monfort, left, and a jury.
Text from negative sleeve: 1217-- Theodore R. Welch officer in mistake killing [stamped:] JUL 22 1935
Handwritten on negative: Theo R. Welch on stand
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Police shootings--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Welch, Theodore Roosevelt, 1898-1992
Monfort, Frank, 1876-1966
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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