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A light in the window

August 23, 2007 |  2:59 pm

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Aug. 23, 1957
Los Angeles

Sandra O'Hara, 11, was sent to live with her mother when her parents divorced and apparently preferred to live with her father, Martin.

So they devised a plan. The next time Sandra's mother, Veda, 30, had a male visitor, Sandra would put a light in the window so Martin would know to come barging in and prove that Veda was an unfit mother.

On a recent evening, Sandra put the light in the window and Martin discovered Veda entertaining William Griffith, 30. Inquiries revealed that Griffith was married and the father of four children, The Times said.

Martin accused his wife of being an alcoholic and punishing Sandra for no reason. Superior Court Commissioner C. Clinton Clad continued the case because Veda was too upset to testify, but The Times never followed up on the matter so we don't know how it was resolved.

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