Title: Bennett Bridge Game Murder Trial, Criminal Court Building
Description: Crowd waits at locked gate of the Criminal Court building for news about the murder trial of Mrs. Myrtle Bennett. Mrs. Bennett shot and killed her husband John G. Bennett on September 29, 1929, in a quarrel over a bridge game. She was acquitted.
Date: February or March 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 39, #17 (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; Criminal Court Building;
Digital Format: JPEG
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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