Former boxer and middleweight champion of the world, Norman (Kid McCoy) Selby (standing left) and Judge A. A. Scott (seated right). Selby was in court to claim $105 that was taken from him by the authorities to use as evidence when he was arrested for murder 13 years ago. At that time (1924), Selby was charged with the murder of his sweetheart, Mrs. Theresa W. Moers. Selby served time in San Quentin before making parole in 1932. Selby was given back his $105 (all in large, old-style bills) minus a 10 cent county tax. He planned to use the money for some last minute Christmas shopping.
Possibly related to the article, "M'COY WEEPS AT TESTIMONY: Dagmar Dahlgren Attracts Attention by Visit Eighth Wife Says She Will Help All She Can Throngs Tax Capabilities of Court Deputies," Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 1924: A1.
Jurors' names are in alphabetical order; not in sequence of which they appear in photograph: Mary Amick, John J. Apffel, W.J. Buckley, Maude Church, W.H. Coulthurst, Mamie V. Hunt, Grace Kimpel, Damio Llyod, Helen Merquelin, Grace Strouse, Katheryn Talbott and Teresa Wilhelm.
From left to right, Kid McCoy (nee Norman Selby), his defense attorneys, Fred Thompson, George Shreve, H. L. Giesler, and prosecutors, E. J. Dennison and Charles W. Fricke appear in court during McCoy's murder trial. Everyone, except for George Shreve, sits in a row behind the counsel's table. George Shreve stands up at center and raises an arm forward. Behind and between McCoy and Thompson, Bailiff Daniels stands.
At center, Kid McCoy (nee Norman Selby) sits on the witness stand in his own defense during his murder trial. With both hands, he holds a knife towards the center of his chest, reenacting Mrs. Teresa Mors' alleged attempt to stab herself. He glances to his attorney, Jerry Giesler, who stands to the left of McCoy. At right, Judge Crail sits at the judge's bench and looks towards McCoy. The floor plan of an apartment stands behind Giesler at left. Kid McCoy was on trial for the murder of Teresa Mors.