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Changeling -- Part VIII

November 4, 2008 | 10:37 am


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Los Angeles Times file photo

Gordon Northcott: "Youth Convicted as Boy-Butcher."
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Los Angeles Times file photo

"I killed Alvin Gothea on the ranch..."
Gordon Northcott is convicted and sentenced to death. There were appeals but he was hanged at San Quentin.

Several people have asked what became of Christine Collins, the mother of victim Walter Collins. The answer is vague. I'll try to tie up the loose ends as best I can in the next few days.

The Times stories are available via ProQuest. Those with a Los Angeles Public Library card may access them here. Otherwise you may get them from The Times archives.
           
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Trial nears conclusion.
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"I will reveal many things in connection with these so-called murders ... "
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Los Angeles Times file photo

Court Clerk O.A. Lowentrout with a .22 rifle introduced as evidence.
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"We consider it your duty to the state of California that you rid it once and for all of the malignant influence of Gordon Stewart Northcott."
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NORTHCOTT FOUND GUILTY;
MUST DIE ON GALLOWS
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Almost Unbelievable Crimes Woven Into History of State's Most Erratic Criminal
      
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Los Angeles Times file photo

Gordon Northcott, right, questions Rex Welch, analytical expert, about bloodstains on a bucket introduced as evidence in a photograph published Jan. 28, 1929.


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