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Author Wilson, David (David G.), author.

Title Not just evil : murder, Hollywood, and California's first insanity plea / David Wilson.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Diversion Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  364.1523 WILSON    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.1523 WI    Check Shelf
Edition First Diversion Books edition.
Description 213 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-213).
Summary "Twelve-year-old Marion Parker was kidnapped from her Los Angeles school by an unknown assailant on December 15, 1927. Her body appeared days later, delivered to her father by the killer, who fled with the ransom money. When William Hickman was hunted down and charged with the killing, he admitted to all of it, in terrifying detail, but that was only the start. Hickman's insanity plea was the first of its kind in the history of California, and the nature of the crime led to a media frenzy unlike any the country had seen"--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Parker, Marion, 1915- -- Death and burial.
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928.
Murder -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Murder -- Investigation -- California -- Los Angeles -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- California -- Case studies.
Insanity (Law) -- California -- Case studies.
Murderers -- California -- Biography.
ISBN 9781682303276 (papeback)
1682303276 (papeback)
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