Robert S. James, convicted in Lois Wright morals case and suspect in Mary Emma James murder case, at sentencing, with lawyer Samuel Silverman, Los Angeles, 1936
- Robert S. James, convicted in Lois Wright morals case and suspect in Mary Emma James murder case, at sentencing, with lawyer Samuel Silverman, Los Angeles, 1936
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- June 1, 1936
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Robert S. James and Samuel Silverman, both in suits and ties, standing, with chalkboard or easel at right, bailiff and another man behind them, man at rolltop desk in foreground, crowded courtroom in background
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 2, 1936, James Given Prison Term, Barber Assessed Three to 150 Years in Morals Case Conviction. Imposing the extreme penalty for what he termed an extreme offense, Superior Judge Vickers yesterday sentenced Robert S. James, also accused as the rattlesnake-drowning slayer of his wife, to a term of from three to 150 years for mistreating his young niece. …
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Robert S. James' real name was Major Raymond Lisenba. He was known as Robert S. James during his marriage to Mary Emma Busch James and at the time of her death in 1935, and, after her murder by rattlesnake bite and drowning, as "Rattlesnake James."
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