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Author's son admits killing mother with ice pick in N.H
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated February 6, 1962 partially reads, "A 27-year-old North Hollywood man told police he killed his mother with an ice pick Monday night because she was 'just working herself to death.' Helen S. Scheuer, 53, 11734 1/2 LaMaida St., North Hollywood, the former wife of Morton Thompson, author of the best seller, 'Not As a Stranger,' died of 12 ice pick wounds in Valley Doctors Hospital at 8:42 p.m. Her son, Morton Harold Thompson Jr., is held at North Hollywood Police Station on suspicion of murder. Witnesses said Mrs. Scheuer stumbled from the front door of her home shortly before 8 p.m. screaming, 'Help! Buddy just stabbed me and is going to kill himself. Call the police. I'm dying.' When police arrived minutes later, they found Thompson sitting on the lawn at 11726 LaMaida St. Det. Sgt. Dan Bowser said the son admitted stabbing his mother." Photograph caption reads, "Here are the ice pick and pajamas. Murder weapon held by officer Ray Jackson."; See images #00130746 through #00130749 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Police--California--Los Angeles
Weapons--California--Los Angeles
Murder--Investigation--California--Los Angeles
Parricide--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Police stations--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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