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Frances Mabel Willys discusses her trail with her lawyers, Torrance C Welch and Paul Palmer, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 12, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph of Frances Mabel Willys sitting between her two attorneys, Torrance C. Welch and Paul Palmer while in court. Frances was found guilty of manslaughter for killing Dr. Walter F. Hammond with a hammer.
This photograph may be associated with the article, “MRS. WILLYS CONVICTED: Found Guilty of Manslaughter Hammer-Slaying Sentence Set for Monday and Plea for Probation Likely,” Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 1936: A3.
Text from negative sleeve: 4056—4/14/36, Torrance C. Welch (atty), Frances. Mabel. Willy (Willys), Paul Palmer (atty), (Willys accused of killing dentist Dr. Walter Hammond w/ hammer) scene taken in court March/36
Handwritten on negative: Torrance C Welch, Frances Mabel Willys, Paul Palmer, March/36
b&w nitrate negative
Law & legal affairs--California--Los Angeles
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Criminals--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Willys, Frances Mabel, b. 1897
Welch, Torrance C
Palmer, Paul
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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