Abbott Murder Trial
4.75 in HIGH x 3.75 in WIDE
(12.06 cm HIGH x 9.52 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

For a detailed summary of the prosecution's arguments, please see the "Remarks" screen for h96.1.1436. First day of the trial of Burton W. Abbott, accused of the kidnapping and murder of 14 year-old Stephanie Bryan. From Nov. 7 until Nov. 15, the trial was occupied with selection of the jury. Here, Burton Abbott is enjoying a cigarette during a recess in the proceedings. He is standing in the special stairwell that is adjacent to the courtroom (and which leads to the jail) with Deputy Sheriff Vernon Asten, his guard. This photograph was printed in the November 8, 1955, Oakland Tribune.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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