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Home of murder victim Jacob Denton, Los Angeles, 1920-1921
Date Created and/or Issued
[between 1920-1921]
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.
Louise Peete,was convicted on Feb. 5, 1921 of first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Denton. She served 18 years in San Quentin before being released. 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 home of Jacob Denton, a wealthy mining engineer. Denton was murdered by Louise Peete and his body was found in the basement three months after he disappeared. The house was located at 675 South Catalina Street.
Text from negative sleeve: Peete, Louise, Case *2nd woman to be executed in CA (1947) *convicted 1921 in Denton shooting, wealthy miner *maintained innocence though admitted to forgery one or more being cleaned/Box 28
b&w nitrate negative
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Denton, Jacob C
Peete, Louise, 1888-1947
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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