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Courtroom Scene
Courtroom Scene
TitleCourtroom Scene
DescriptionArraignment of Charles Taibi and Sam DeCaro, who were charged with murdering bank messenger Webster Kemner on February 27, 1934. Pictured, from the right, are KCPD Detective Ira Johnson, Decaro, Taibi, Assistant Jackson County Prosecutor M.W. O'Hern and Jackson County Prosecutor W.W. Graves.
DateMarch 1, 1934
NotesKemner was gunned down and robbed of over $200,000 by five assailants. At the time, it was the larget robbery in Kansas City's history. The above photo appeared in the March 2, 1934 edition of the Kansas City Journal-Post.
Item TypeGlass negative, b/w, 4 x 5 in.
CollectionZeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
LocationP29, Box 19, Folder 18, #5 (print)
Judicial proceedings
Digital FormatPrint made from negative; scanned as 600 dpi JPEG and imported as JPEG2000 in CONTENTdm software.
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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