Closing Arguments in Finch Trial; Chessman’s Fate Up to Legislature
February 27, 2010 | 8:00 am
Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times
July 22, 1959: Carole Tregoff waits to be questioned by investigators.
Los Angeles Times file photo
Feb. 19, 1960: Students on Market Street in San Francisco protest the upcoming execution of Caryl Chessman.
|Feb. 27, 1960: Attorney A.L. Wirin defends Caryl Chessman and Mickey Cohen. Years ago, I interviewed Wirin’s partner, Fred Okrand, who said that defending Cohen paid for their ACLU work. Notice that The Times identifies Cohen as a “former hoodlum.” |