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Changeling --Part VII


Los Angeles Times file photo

From left, prosecutor Earl (sometimes spelled Earle) Redwine, Loyal Kelley, A.H. de Tremaudan (sometimes spelled Tremandon), J. McKinley Cameron, David Sokol, Gordon Northcott and Norbert Savay.
Trial planned for Riverside.
Another installment of the Gordon Northcott saga. As I noted previously, The Times published far more stories than I can possibly post here. These are selected highlights. 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.

Spoiler alert: The actual Gordon Northcott story takes a surprise turn when the defendant, acting as his own attorney, questions Louisa Northcott. 
1928_1201_runoverGordon Northcott denies confession. 1929_0102_northcott
Trial begins today.
Insanity plea denied.
Louisa Northcott denies killing.
Los Angeles Times file photo

Gordon Northcott, left, and Louisa Northcott in court, Dec. 13, 1928.
Gruesome evidence.
Gordon Northcott fires lawyer.
Figures of the Old West gather for Wyatt Earp's funeral.
Skull fragment examined.
Gordon Northcott may confess.
Louisa Northcott reveals that Gordon Northcott is her daughter's child.
Christine Collins testifies.
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I don't believe Sarah Louise Northcott killed the Collins boy. She was covering for her son.


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