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Louis Rude Payne stands with detectives Wallis and Whitehead at his inquest, June 6, 1934

Louis Rude Payne lies on couch, with father Lucius Payne at his side. June 5, 1934.

Louis Rude Payne is comforted by his father Lucius Payne on the day of his inquest. June 6, 1934.

William F. Gettle, Beverly Hills millionaire, is returned home after his kidnapping, Beverly Hills, 1934.

Kidnapping victim William F. Gettle's four children, after their father's safe return home. Circa May 15, 1934.

Jack "Diamondfield" Davis, a Nevada prospector who struck it rich after being pardoned for murder, Los Angeles, 1930s

Kidnapping victim William F. Gettle's four children at play, after their father's safe return home. Circa May 15, 1934.

William F. Gettle's kidnappers leave the L.A. County courthouse after being charged with the crime of extortion through the mails. May 28, 1934.

Newspaper clipping featuring Mata Hari, an exotic dancer, courtesan and alleged spy, Los Angeles

Axe used by Louis R. Payne in the murders of Carrie L. and Robert Payne, circa June 4, 1934

Axe used by Louis R. Payne in the murders of Carrie L. and Robert Payne, circa June 4, 1934

Louis Rude Payne, with father Lucius Payne at his side, at his inquest for the murder of his mother and brother. June 6, 1934.


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