- Mrs. Elaine Huddle, witness at the trial for the murder of gambler George (Les) Bruneman. The murder took place at the cafe owned by Mrs. Huddle's husband. Charged with the killing is ex-convict Peter Pianezzi. Pianezzi allegedly shot Bruneman 16 times and then fatally shot Frank A. Greuzard, a cafe employee who tried to chase him down. Mrs. Huddle positively identifed Pianezzi as the murderer. The murder, which took place on October 25, 1937, is thought to have been gang-related. There were two trials for this case, the first ended in a hung jury, 9-3 for the acquittal of Pianezzi. In the second, Pianezzi received a life sentence for the two murders. Later, at age 80, Pianezzi received a pardon based on innocence.
- between February 5, 1940 and April 20, 1941
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