Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. Louise Peete served 18 years for the murder of Jacob Denton. In 1945 she was convicted of a second murder, this time of Margaret Logan, a wealthy woman who had supported Peete while she was in prison. For the second murder she was given the death penalty, and in 1947 became the second woman to be executed in California. The jury in the murder trial of Mrs. Louise Peete, who was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Jacob C. Denton, a wealthy mining engineer. This photograph appears with the article, "Mrs. Peete Found Guilty in First Degree; Jury Fixes Penalty at Life Imprisonment; Convicted Murderess of Jacob C. Denton Shows No Emotion at the Verdict; May Ask for Retrial or Appeal," Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 1921: pg I1. Text from negative sleeve: Peete, Louise, Case Text from newspaper caption: Below is the Peete jury. Left to right (lower row) W. C. Deister, 1715 North New England Street, salesman; J. B. Johnson, 1747 Canyon Drive, retired rancher; J. W. Seright, La Canada, citrus rancher; J. W. Scott, 1128 South Flower Street, retired merchant; F. R. Wear, Watts, carpenter; C. J. Dougherty, Long Beach, retired photographer. Upper row, left to right, G. W. Bonner, 308 1/2 South Workman street, retired merchant; H. M. Sohns, 127 1/2 Witmer street, contractor; H. G. Peabody, Pasadena, author and publisher; Frank E. Odell, Glendora, rancher, who took the place of J. W. Rudd, incapacitated, H. P. Olsen, Sierra Madre, street worker; and D. F. Brandt, 720 Court Street, retired rancher.
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Juries--California--Los Angeles Homicides--California--Los Angeles Peete, Louise, 1888-1947