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From: Mary Snow <>
Subject: Re: [COOK-CO-IL] Photo 84 Baby Photographer - Reported in theHammond Times on Sunday, November 24, 1957
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 16:27:10 -0500
An article appeared in the Tribune on January 1, 1960,(sent) about the
judge, Abby Lang, in which it said:
"Lang obtained a record penalty of 299 years of William Stacey, 24, an
itinerant photographer of babies, who murdered the mother of one of his
subjects in a sex attack in 1958. It was the longest term ever imposed
in the state."
Just wanted to tell the list the 'rest of the story'.
Culp, Kevin wrote:
> Hello Listers,
> I was wondering if anybody could help me out. I have been researching this particular incident for serveral years now and have always come up short. I got a break a few weeks ago tracking down family and asking them about the incident. The following article was posted in "The Hammond Times" newspaper (Calumet Region) which featured a story on a hommcide that took place. The man posed as a photographer that wanted to take pictures of a young infant. Once he gained the trust of the mother; the mother was brutually stabbed and killed. The lady that was stabbed was my 1st cousin Darlene Todd.
> The article was posted on November 24, 1957.
> At the inquest the article reports my great uncle and great aunt Mr & Mrs. Wilfred Todd were present. I was wondering if anyone has the ability to go to the Chicago Library and scan the article and send it to me. Any information you find would be greatly appreciated.
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