Deputy Sheriff Claude Peters was special guard to William Edward Hickman during his extradition from Oregon in 1927 through his 1928 trial. Hickman remained in the custody of Peters, along with Jailer Frank Dewar and Undersheriff Eugene Biscailuz, before his transfer to San Quentin prison, March 1928. Hickman was executed on October 19, 1928.
Photograph of Dr. A. L. Skoog, defense psychiatrist from Kansas City, Missouri; assistant jailer Roy Bogle, and defense attorney Jerome Walsh (also of Kansas City), photographed during the trial of William Edward Hickman, who confessed to the kidnap and murder 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927.
Photograph of William Edward Hickman, charged with the kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker, in handcuffs, surrounded by (l to r:) Deputy Sheriff Claude Peters, Assistant Jailer Roy Bogle and Jailer Frank Dewar. An additional officer is obscured by Dewar. They stand outside of a jail cell at the Los Angeles county jail. A January 1928 calendar hangs opposite a directive painted on the tiled wall. It reads: "Notice. Attorneys - bondsman and others having business in attorney room must not stand around and obstruct the officers view of prisoners. Place your order for your client and then take a seat at the vising table."