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Bennett, Myrtle
Bennett, Myrtle
TitleBennett, Myrtle
DescriptionMrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted. This photo sat on the dresser in her apartment and was used in the Journal-Post coverage of the murder and trial. The trial took place in the Criminal Court building, Jackson County, Missouri, February and March of 1931.

See page 24, Kansas City Journal-Post, February 27, 1931. This photo was also used in the same paper September 30, 1929, front page, the day after the murder, and again February 22, 1931, front page.
Item TypeDigital
CollectionZeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36855

Technically this photo is not part of the Zeldin Journal-Post Collection (P29), but is presented here with the other photos found in the Zeldin Collection relating to the trial.
See AlsoMVSC Compilation: Bennett Bridge Game Murder
"The Devil's Tickets," Gary M. Pomerantz [MVSC BROWSING 364.152 P78D].
SubjectJudicial proceedings
Bridge (Game)
Local SubjectBennett, John G.
Bennett, Myrtle
Reed, James A.
Digital FormatJPEG
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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