Edward Hickman's mother, Mrs. Eva Hickman.
murderer William Edward Hickman's mother, who
arrived in Los Angeles December 27,
1927, for her son's trial.
Before she knew he had admitted the killing, Mrs. Hickman
had left Kansas City to come to Los Angeles and give legal counsel
to her son.
A portrait of the mother of the murder suspect:
Mrs. William Thomas Hickman (Margaret Eva Buck).
Mary Hickman, sister of William Edward Hickman, who lived with
and was "stunned" by the revelation that her brother was the
friends of William Edward Hickman, who knew him
well, tell deputies of his past
life and habits. They said he read
much, liked to dance, play pool and hike in mountains.
Left to right
are K. P. Long, deputies Bert Amstein and A. D. Guasti, and M. S.
a special officer, says Hickman once escaped arrest for speeding by
Rose Hurst, wife of Frank Andrew Kramer, brother
of Oliver Andrew Kramer. William Edward
blamed "Andrew Kramer" for killing Marian Parker, but he had been
jail since August. Hickman
also named "June Dunning" as an accomplice.
Northcott sitting in his cell at the Los Angeles
County Jail on December 1, 1928, the cell which
was occupied by
William Edward Hickman, the "Fox". Here he was relentlessly
He said, "I'm a misfit, and once a misfit always a misfit."
Jerome Walsh, 25-year-old attorney, who on
January 4, 1928, was organizing
his fight in defense of William Edward Hickman for the "Fox's"
on the "only hope" plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity."
Two photographs of 16 year old Welby Hunt,
with and without a hat. He was arrested
as an accomplice
William Edward Hickman in the holdup and
murder of C. Ivy
Thomas, a Rose Hill druggist.
C. Ivy Toms,
24, who died of bullet wounds after police exchanged shots
bandits holding him up in his drug store. Later Welby Hunt confessed
that he and William Edward Hickman had held up and murdered him.