Dr. George K. Dazey and his third wife, Dorcas Dazey, at the trial where Dr. Dazey is accused of the murder of his second wife, Doris S. Dazey, Los Angeles, 1939-1940
- Dr. George K. Dazey and his third wife, Dorcas Dazey, at the trial where Dr. Dazey is accused of the murder of his second wife, Doris S. Dazey, Los Angeles, 1939-1940
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- between December 3, 1939 and March 10, 1940
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- Dr. George K. Dazey and his third wife, Dorcas Dazey, at the trial in which Dr. Dazey is accused of murdering his second wife, actress Doris S. Dazey, in 1935. Doris Dazey's death was originally believed to be suicide by monoxide poisoning. However, witnesses claimed that Dr. Dazey had been boasting about committing the "perfect crime" and a night watchman testified to witnessing Dazey carry a woman's body from the house to the garage on the night of the murder. Other factors complicating the trial were the paternity of Doris and George Dazey's child, Doris Dazey's possible mental illness, and false testimonies from some of the witnesses. Dr. Dazey was ultimately acquitted of the crime.
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