Welby Hunt, who robbed and murdered of C. Ivy Toms, with George L. Hunt and A. Gray Gilmer, Los Angeles, 1928
- Welby Hunt, who robbed and murdered of C. Ivy Toms, with George L. Hunt and A. Gray Gilmer, Los Angeles, 1928
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- Los Angeles Times
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Welby Hunt, age 17, was charged as an accomplice in the robbery and murder of pharmacist C. Ivy Toms. Though Gilmer sought to have Hunt tried separately as a juvenile, both he William Edward Hickman (confessed kidnapper and murderer of 12-year-old Marion Hickman) stood as codefendants in the Toms murder trial. George L. Hunt testified on his son's behalf, outlining his son's life before and after meeting Hickman. Both Hunt and Hickman received sentences of life in prison for the crime and went to San Quentin together. Hickman was executed October 19, 1928 for the Parker murder. Hunt was released on parole.
Photograph of (l to r) George L. Hunt, Welby Hunt and attorney A. Gray Gilmer.
George L. Hunt's testimony is noted in the article, "Hickman-Hunt Trial Resumes: Officer on Stand Again Today in Toms-Killing Case," Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 1928: A2.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
Gilmer, A. Gray, b. 1885 or 86
Hunt, George L., b. 1876 or 77
Hunt, Welby Leeson, 1911-1995
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
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- still image
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