Fingerprints found in the apartment matched those found on ransom notes sent to Perry M. Parker, father of Marion Parker, kidnap and murder victim. Hickman was tried and sentence to death for the crime. He was executed at San Quentin, October 22, 1928.
Detective Inspector Dwight Longuevan, seated on the witness stand with notebook in hand, photographed during judicial proceedings for William Edward Hickman, confessed kidnapper and murderer of 12-year-old Marion Parker.
The initial hearing took place December 27th, but was held over until the 29th, giving time for Hickman's lawyer to appear. Hickman was tried and sentenced to death. He was executed at San Quentin, 22 October 1928.