Francis J. Heney was an accomplished lawyer and judge that killed a man in self-defense during a trial in his early career. During the San Francisco Graft trials, he was shot in the head in a court room but survived.
This photograph appears with the article, “Child Tells of Seeing Killing: Girl Changes Her Story in Mother’s Death Case Court Scene as Small Girl Tells of Fatal Shooting GIRL UPSETS DEATH TRIAL Accused Mother Took Gun From Woman, Says Child in Changed Testimony,” Los Angeles Times, 8 Jun. 1935: 1.
Photograph published with article, "Appoints Two Good Judges, Gov. Gillett Fills Vacancies in State Courts, Judge James Succeeds Late Justive Taggart, Deputy Dist. Atty. McCormick to Superior Bench." Los Angeles Times, 27 Jul, 1910: II1.