Murder suspect Robert S. James sitting on the witness stand with a map of his house behind him, Los Angeles, 1936
- Murder suspect Robert S. James sitting on the witness stand with a map of his house behind him, Los Angeles, 1936
- Los Angeles Daily News
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- [circa May 1936]
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- Robert S. James sitting in the witness stand with a map of his home behind him. He was most likely testifying in his own defense for the murder trial of his wife Mary Emma James. He purportedly had an affair with his niece, which spurred him to tie down his wife and have a rattlesnake bite her, and then later drown her in their fish pond. He was supposedly helped by his friend, ex-sailor Charles H. Hope, who was also charged with murder.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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