Alice and Edmund Crimmins leaving their Kew Gardens Hills home on
July 16, 1965, two days after
their children "disappeared".
Kew Gardens Hills, NY: Ralph Warnecke, 10, points to
the spot in the wooded area where, out for a walk with
Vernon, 51, he found the body of five-year-old Edmund Crimmins.
Vernon told police he went into
the underbrush, poked at a blanket
and "out rolled something that looked like a body." The boy had been
missing since July 14th, when he and his four-year-old sister Alice
disappeared from their mother's home.
Alice was found strangled to
death a few hours after she was reported missing. July 19, 1965.
Mrs. Alice Crimmins, shaken after hearing testimony in her trial
for murder, leaves Queens Supreme
Court in Kew Gardens, New York
City, United States, on May 15, 1968, with her husband, Edmund.
Crimmins on trial in the murder of her four-year-old daughter, heard
the details of an
autopsy on the little girl. (AP Photo)
New York: The defense took over May 21 in the murder case of Mrs.
Alice Crimmins, who is shown
arriving at court May 21. Hew lawyers
introduced five witnesses to testify that Mrs. Crimmins never
her house on the day she is accused of killing her four-year-old
daughter. A prosecution witness
testified May 20 that she saw Mrs.
Crimmins leave the neighborhod they both live in with a man,
boy and carrtying a "bundle." 5/21/1968
Alice Crimmins arrives at court with her husband Edmund, hand in
Alice Crimmins with lawyers and husband.
Mrs. Alice Crimmins was found guilty early the morning of May 28,
1968 of manslaughter in the first degree
in the strangulation death
of her four-year-old daughter Alice Marie. She is shown during the
the night of May 27, 1968 outside the Queens Supreme
Court in Kew Gardens, New York City,
United States. (AP Photo)
Mrs. Alice Crimmins waits in a car on September 4, 1968 to be
returned to prison after she was granted
a reduction in bail by the
appellate division of Brooklyn Supreme Court in New York City,
Mrs. Crimmins was granted the reduction in bail
pending her appeal of her manslaughter conviction in
her 4-year-old daughter. A New York State Supreme Court justice
recently granted a
certificate of reasonable doubt as to the
conviction, and set bail at $50,000, which was reduced
to $25,000 on
September 4, 1968. (AP Photo)
Alice Crimmins is shown leaving Queens Supreme Court in Kew
Gardens, New York City, United States,
on June 15, 1970. While in
court, Mrs. Crimmins, 31, had her bail reduced from $25,000 to
until her new trial in the 1965 strangulation death of her
daughter, Alice Marie, 4. Mrs. Crimmins
had won an appeal for a new
trial in the slaying after her conviction on first-degree
two years ago. (AP Photo)
1/18/1971 - New York: Former cocktail waitress Alice Crimmins,
and her attorney Herb Lyon, enter
Queens Criminal Court where her
new trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 18 with charges of murder
arising from the death of her 5-year-old son added to earlier
charges of manslaughter in the
death of her 4-year-old daughter.
Alice Crimmins stands in Queens Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, New
York City, United States, on
April 22, 1971 where the jury hearing
her murder-manslaughter case began deliberating at 2:30 pm.
trial, which began on March 15, has lasted 25 days. Mrs. Crimmins is
charged with murder in the
first degree in the death of her son,
Edmund Jr., 5 and manslaughter in the first degree in the death
her daughter, Alice Marie, 4. (AP Photo)