The ‘Unwritten Law’ on Homicide
October 26, 2009 | 4:00 am
Halloween with R.F. Outcault’s Buster Brown.
|Oct. 26, 1919: The “unwritten law,” that a husband was justified in killing any man who romanced his wife, appears frequently in The Times and was cited as a defense for decades – often successfully. In fact, the term appears as recently as 1981 in Al Martinez’s profile of legendary Los Angeles attorney Max Solomon, who defended Mickey Cohen, Brenda Allen and Bugsy Siegel. |