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Deputy Sheriffs C. A. Sweeter, left, and Ben B. deCrevecoeur point out the entrance to a chicken coop at the "murder farm" in which Walter Collins was imprisoned, according to Clark, and murdered by Northcott. In his admission of killing the Collins boy, Northcott says he made his victims pray before an altar which he had built specially for the purpose before he killed them. "I wanted the little boys to make their peace with God so they would go to heaven," declared Northcott. Stains found on a rude canvas cot where Walter Collins slept have been analyzed and identified as human blood.
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00027454 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 2207-Northcott case CARL0000030251 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/9998
Northcott, Gordon Stewart,--d. 1929 Northcott, Sarah Louise,--1868- Collins, Walter Sweeter, C. A Crevecoeur, Ben B. de Crime--California--Wineville Murder--California--Wineville Evidence, Criminal--California--Wineville Herald-Examiner Collection photographs