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Valley man killed with hammer, November 20, 1958

1958_1120_cover The crash of a Marine plane near El Toro derails the Santa Fe's San Diegan, but no serious injuries are reported.

Ernest E. Hargis, who had been a city ambulance driver for 20 years, is found beaten to death with a hammer and shoved under an abandoned car at 13037 Osborne St., Pacoima. Hargis was building a home at the site, The Times said.

Further investigation found that Hargis had been hiring former jail trustees and itinerant laborers to help him on his house. James Edgar Holmes, a former psychiatric patient, was accused of the killing. Holmes admitted killing Hargis but said it was in defense during an argument over a star drill he was using to bore holes in concrete. 
       
 
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I believe that the San Diegan was a train operated by the Santa Fe Reailrod rather than the Southern Pacific.


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