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Shotgun slaying

May 18, 2007 |  6:11 am

 

1957_0518_welder

May 18, 1957
Alhambra

She was going to leave him, so she had to die. In fact, he killed all of them.

Marilyn Ockman, 25, and Sally, their 4-year-old daughter, were in the dining room of their home at 305 Date Ave., Alhambra, when Joseph T. Ockman killed them with a 14-gauge shotgun.

He went into the living room, opened the Bible to Exodus and left a note. Then the welder shot himself in the head.

"Sorry I must kill my wife because she is evil," he wrote. "All three of us are going to see the new world. I can't live without Sally and Marilyn because I love them too much. I hope the good Lord will forgive me for doing this.

"Let God be the judge and jury."

Notice how close this is to 515 Elm.

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