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Title
Chicken coop entrance
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1928
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00027454
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2207-Northcott case
CARL0000030251
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/9998
Subject
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

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