The Gertrude Baniszewski home where Sylvia Marie Likens was
May 4, 1966 -- Where Branded Girl Died -- State and defense
attorneys today viewed this mattress
laying on the floor of the
Gertrude Baniszewski home where police said they found the beaten
and branded body of Sylvia Marie Likens. A tour of the house also
was arranged for a jury
hearing the murder trial of Mrs. Baniszewski
and four teenagers.
AP Photo (file for The Star)
Sylvia Likens 1965 file photo.
A clipping on the arrest of Gertrude Baniszewski for the Oct. 26,
1965 murder of Sylvia Likens.
Sylvia Likens was reported to have slept under this stairway.
Jurors visited the home
to get a first hand look at the living
conditions. May 3, 1966.
(Nick Longworth/The News)
The blood soaked mattress of Sylvia Likens.
Clipping from the Oct. 27, 1965 Indianapolis Star on the murder
of Sylvia Likens the day before.
Pallbearers carry the body of Sylvia Likens, while her father
Lester Likens follows
behind them (wiping his face). Nov. 1, 1965.
(Frank Fisse/The Star)
Richard Hobbsand John Baniszewski during their trial for the
torture death of Sylvia Likens. May 18, 1966.
(James Ramsey/The Star)
Six defendants and two defense attorneys in the Sylvia LIkens
murder trial await the opening of court
session April 20, 1966.
Seated, left to right, are attorney John Nedeff, Stephanie
Richard Hobbs, Paula Baniszewski, John Baniszewski, Coy
Hubbard, Gertrude Baniszewski
and attorney William Erbecker.
Stephanie Baniszewski confers with ? april 25, 1966.
Gertrude Baniszewski,talks with her attorney, William Erbecker,
before the second day of jury
selection began in the trial of six
defendants charged with the torture slaying of Sylvia Likens.