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William Spinelli Jr., Joseph Spinelli, and Helen Angiuli embrace, Los Angeles, 1938
Date Created and/or Issued
December 1938
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 Arcadia funds.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Children Tell of Ax Killing," Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec 1938: 3.
Helen leans against brother Joseph's chest, while William puts his arms around his siblings in an embrace.
William and the late Rosa Spinelli's children emotionally testified in the charge that their father murdered their mother with an ax.
Text from negative sleeve: 15237 Spinelli Axe Murder B
Handwritten on negative: L2R Wm Spinelli Jr Joseph Spinelli Ellena Angiuli 12/22/38
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Siblings--American--California--Los Angeles
Law & legal affairs--California--Los Angeles
Angiulli, Helen, 1913-2000
Spinelli, William, 1919-2004
Spinelli, Joseph, b. 1918 or 19
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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