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Closing Arguments in Finch Trial; Chessman’s Fate Up to Legislature

February 27, 2010 |  8:00 am


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Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

July 22, 1959: Carole Tregoff waits to be questioned by investigators.

Feb. 27, 1960, Finch Trial

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Feb. 19, 1960, Caryl Chessman
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, Caryl Chessman

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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.”

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