Crowd gathers outside the Los Angeles County courthouse to catch a glimpse of accused murder Louise Peete, Los Angeles, 1921
- Crowd gathers outside the Los Angeles County courthouse to catch a glimpse of accused murder Louise Peete, Los Angeles, 1921
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- [January 29, 1921]
- Los Angeles Times
- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Louise Peete was convicted on Feb. 5, 1921 of first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Denton. She served 18 years in San Quentin before being released. In 1945 she was convicted of a second murder, this time of Margaret Logan, a wealthy woman who had supported Peete while she was in prison. For the second murder she was given the death penalty, and in 1947 became the second woman to be executed in California.
A crowd of spectators gathers outside the courthouse beside parked cars during the murder trial of Louise Peete.
A different photograph of the crowd, taken on the same occasion appears with the article, “MRS. PEETE DAILY ‘FREE SHOW.’: Extraordinary Phase of Sensational Murder Trial Supplied by the Thousands Who Mass on the Street to Catch Brief Glimpse of Her on Way to Courtroom. Here is a Typical "Peets Crowd" Waiting to See Woman Accused of Denton Murder Take Seventy Steps in Public. EARLY ONES OUT BEFORE DAY TO SEE MRS. PEETE; Throngs Wait Weary Hours for Mere Glimpse of Defendant; Courtroom Guards Besieged With Wiles,” Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan 1921: II1
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- b&w nitrate negative
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