Jurors in the trial of Louise Peete find her guilty of first-degree murder, Los Angeles, 1921
- Jurors in the trial of Louise Peete find her guilty of first-degree murder, Los Angeles, 1921
- Los Angeles Times
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- February 5, 1921
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Louise Peete served 18 years for the murder of Jacob Denton. 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.
The jury in the murder trial of Mrs. Louise Peete, who was convicted of first degree murder in the death of Jacob C. Denton, a wealthy mining engineer.
This photograph appears with the article, "Mrs. Peete Found Guilty in First Degree; Jury Fixes Penalty at Life Imprisonment; Convicted Murderess of Jacob C. Denton Shows No Emotion at the Verdict; May Ask for Retrial or Appeal," Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 1921: pg I1.
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