A line of men and women, both seated and standing, wait within the Los Angeles Courthouse to witness judicial proceedings for William Edward Hickman, who confessed to kidnapping and murdering Marion Parker, aged 12. Hickman was tried and sentenced to death. He was executed at San Quentin, October 22, 1928.
Crowds line both sides of the street and gather in front of the old Los Angeles County Courthouse during the arraignment or trial of William Edward Hickman, confessed kidnapper and murderer of Marion Parker, age 12. Photographed in the vicinity of Broadway and Temple streets (current City Hall location). The Hall of Records stands on the left.
Mrs. Weeks 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 1927. Hickman was sentenced to death after a 13-day trial. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
William Edward Hickman received a death sentence on Feburary 14, 1928, for the murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. Autopsy Surgeon Andrew F. Wagner and psychiatrist Dr. Cecil E. Reynolds submitted a brief testimony before the sentence was announced by Judge Trabucco.