Welby Hunt, age 17, was charged as an accomplice in the robbery and murder of pharmacist C. Ivy Toms. Though Gilmer sought to have Hunt tried separately as a juvenile, both he William Edward Hickman (confessed kidnapper and murderer of 12-year-old Marion Hickman) stood as codefendants in the Toms murder trial. George L. Hunt testified on his son's behalf, outlining his son's life before and after meeting Hickman. Both Hunt and Hickman received sentences of life in prison for the crime and went to San Quentin together. Hickman was executed October 19, 1928 for the Parker murder. Hunt was released on parole.
Crowded courtroom during the trial of William Hickman. The photo is very blurry because it was taken the moment people around the table were standing and moving. There is another camera set up as well.
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.
Photograph of Thomas B. Gurdane, Chief of Police, Pendleton, Oregon, who was involved in the chase and capture of William Hickman. Hickman was captured in Echo, Oregon, after an eight-day manhunt following the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker.
Parkin acted as one of several expert witnesses for the prosecution against William Edward Hickman, charged and ultimately convicted for the kidnap and murder of Marion Parker, age 12. Hickman was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.