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Trial Takes Its Toll

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."

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When I happened to see Carole Tregoff in 1972, after she got out of the slammer, she had her mojo back. She was mighty good looking, trim, and well dressed. She was driving some fine wheels, too, a newish-looking red Camero. Great article.


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