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Helen Seelye and Ina Branson, prosecution witnesses in the Hickman kidnapping and murder trial, Los Angeles, 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Times
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Helen Seelye (seated at left), wearing a fur-trimmed jacket, and Ina Branson, both of whom testified at the trial of William Edward Hickman, who confessed to the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Both Western Union employees, Helen Seelye identified one of the two telegrams sent to Marion Parker's father; Ina Branson identified Hickman as the man who sent the kidnap telegrams.
Related to the article articles: "Hickman Trial in Final Stage," Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 8 1928: A1; "Family Stands by Girl Slayer," Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 1928: A1
Handwritten on negative: Helen Seelye. Ina Branson
Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward
b&w nitrate negative
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
Seelye, Helen
Branson, Ina
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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