Courtroom Scene at Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial

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Photograph of Judge Ralph S. Latshaw "has a parting word with James A. Reed, one of the attorneys for the defense" after the verdict in the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was found not quilty. Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 7, 1931.

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March 6th 1931
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536 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO
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Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives, P29, Box 18, Folder 36, #3
Digital Object Identifier: 
10015709
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