Title: Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial, Courtroom Scene

Description: Courtroom scene at the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. She is pictured in the foreground on the far right. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.

Photo appeared in the "Kansas City Journal-Post," Thursday, March 6, 1931.

Date: March 5, 1931

Photographer: George Cauthen

Notes: March 6, 1931, "Kansas City Journal-Post" features a photo of George Cauthen with this caption: "George Cauthen, Journal-Post photographer, who was cursed and struck by former Sen. James A. Reed last night after he had taken a picture in the criminal court room where the Bennett trial was held. Cauthen, who is 30 years old, made no attempt to strike back at Reed, who is 69." It is assumed from this that Cauthen was the photographer of the photographs of the Bennett trial.

Item Type: Glass negative, b/w, 4 x 5 in.

Collection: Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives (P29)
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,36855

Location: P29, Box 18, Folder 38, #12 (print)

See Also: MVSC Compilation: Bennett Bridge Game Murder
"The Devil's Tickets," Gary M. Pomerantz [MVSC BROWSING 364.152 P78D].

Subject: Judicial proceedings; Courtrooms; Bridge (Game);

Local Subject: Bennett, John G.; Bennett, Myrtle; Murders;

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10015718

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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