Copy photograph of Mary Hickman, sister of William E. Hickman, who was executed at San Quentin for the kidnapping and murder of 12-year old Marion Parker. She was living in Kansas City during her brother's trial.
Overell was likely a spectator at the trial of William Edward Hickman, tried for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927. Hickman’s trial began January 25 and ended less than two weeks later. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Of note: Officer Lieuallen, along with police Chief Tom Gurdane (not in photo), captured Hickman in Echo, Oregon, after an 8-day manhunt. It is not clear whether this photo was taken during Hickman's post-extradition arraignment in December of 1927, or his trial in 1928.
Photograph of jurors from the Hickman-Hunt trial. William Edward Hickman, who was already sentenced to death for the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker, was tried jointly with Welby Hunt for the murder of C. Ivy Toms, a Rosehill pharmacist, on Christmas Eve of 1926. Hunt received a life sentence but was later paroled. Hickman also received a life sentence but was executed at San Quentin for the Parker murder, October 19, 1928.