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Home-Schooler Goes to Jail

February 13, 2010 |  8:00 am

July 22, 1959, Finch Case 
Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times

July 21, 1959: Dr. R. Bernard Finch escorts police and reporters in a tour of the crime scene in West Covina. 

Feb. 13, 1960, Finch Trial

Newsmen at the courtroom door peep through a crack to get details on Dr. R. Bernard Finch and co-defendant Carole Tregoff.

Feb. 13, 1960, Home-School

"Dr. Shinn claims public school instruction is based on the lowest common denominator."

Feb. 13, 1960, Rita Moreno

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Feb. 13, 1960: Actress Rita Moreno is injured when her car spins out at 2222 Laurel Canyon Blvd. and hits a tree. She throws pillows and curses at reporters and photographers when she is taken to Hollywood Receiving Hospital.