Philip Pearl tried for murder of William E. Simpson, Los Angeles, 1935
- Philip Pearl tried for murder of William E. Simpson, Los Angeles, 1935
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- October 3, 1935
- Los Angeles Times
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Philip Pearl sits in a courtroom with his nephew Carl in his lap and a newspaper in one hand.
Philip Shereshewfsky is referred to with the surname of "Pearl" in early newspaper articles relating to the trial. His first name is spelled alternately as "Philip" or "Phillip" in various articles. His family possibly used both last names interchangeably.
Philip Pearl was put on trial for the murder of William E. Simpson, his landlord, who died during a heated argument with Pearl. After being struck by Pearl, Simpson hit the pavement and died from a skull fracture.
This photograph is possibly related to the article, "Death Listed as Homicide," Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct 1935: A3.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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