Thomas Edward Dugger, known as "Ape Man", was convicted of eleven felonies related to the robbery, kidnapings, and assault of three women. Dugger was indicted on April 4, 1935 and sentenced to death by the Supreme Court on February 18, 1936.
Frank E. Walker, father of murder victim Frances Walker, meets with two unidentified women in a crowded room. The women are possibly Frances Walker's sisters Melba and Irene. Frank E. Walker, father of murder victim Frances Walker, sits in a crowded room. The young woman to his left is probably Melba Walker, Frances's sister. Her murder was connected to an affair with former deputy Sheriff Archie Carter.
Ann Forst walks into the Los Angeles county jail covering her face. Forst was indicted for operating a forced prostitution ring that covered 11 states including California, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada. The FBI estimated that more than 200 women were victims of the "white slave ring", as termed by the press.
Photo related to at the “Lottery Trial” of William Freelove and Howard J. Rile in October, 1935. From left to right are Werner, Contreras, and most likely Roll and Freelove. Werner, former city attorney, was Freelove's defense lawyer. Contreras was a deputy sherriff and Roll the prosecuting district attorney.
Dt. Lt. Sanderson talking with Policewoman Peirce. Photo related to Peirce’s accidental shooting of Officer Yancey in October 1935. Peirce was put on trial for manslaughter in December 1935 and eventually acquitted.