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Trial Takes Its Toll

January 21, 2010 | 10:00 am

Jan. 21, 1960, Carole Tregoff 
lee_belserJan. 21, 1960: The Mirror's Lee Belser, at right with Otto the clown in a 1958 photo, takes a savage look at how Carole Tregoff’s appearance has changed since she was arrested in the Finch murder case. She said: “In days gone by Carole's figure would have stopped the Super Chief. Today it wouldn't halt a vegetable truck.”

Belser wrote: "Each day Carole plods into the courtroom like a plump matron on her way to the grocery store. Her face is devoid of artifice and usually is totally expressionless, like a perpetual bus passenger traveling wearily from work to her Canoga Park home."