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Title
Men gathered outside the home of Jacob Denton, who was found murdered in the basement, Los Angeles, 1920
Date Created and/or Issued
[September-October, 1920]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
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.
Men gather outside the home of Jacob Denton, a wealthy mining engineer whose body was found in the basement three months after he disappeared.
Text from negative sleeve: Peete, Louise, Case
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_11203
ark:/21198/zz002h96fz
Subject
Criminal investigations--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Denton, Jacob C
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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