Martin P. Asbill pleads guilty of manslaughter, Los Angeles, 1935
- Martin P. Asbill pleads guilty of manslaughter, Los Angeles, 1935
- Date Created
- September 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Story related to photograph appears with the article, "Guilt Plea Halts Trial," Los Angeles Times, 04 Sep 1935: A8.
Martin Asbill is photographed standing slightly elevated above the photographer. He looks off to the side out of the corner of his eye. Another man, possibly his attorney, stands beside him looking at a stack of papers. His face has been drawn over with several white lines on the photograph.
Sailor Milton Asbill has decided to accept one to ten years on a manslaughter charge rather than go to trial for murder. He pleaded before Superior Judge Scott. Asbill and another sailor by the name of David R. Foss beat a political worker by the name of Raymond McLaughlin to death with a cement block and left his body beneath a pepper tree in a vacant lot.
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- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
Law & legal affairs--California--Los Angeles
- Asbill, Martin Pearl, b. circa 1913
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image
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