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The Massie Affair - murder trial verdict...1932...



Item # 651295

April 30, 1932

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 30, 1932 

* Massie murder trial verdict 
* Thomas and Thalia Massie 
* Joseph "Joe" Kahahawai Jr
 

This 16 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "MASSIE JURY CONVICTS FOUR, HONOLULU TENSE; REPRISALS ARE FEARED" with subheads and related photo (see photos). First report coverage on the conviction of Thomas H. Massie and others for the murder of Hawaiian prizefighter Joseph Kahahawai.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.

Background (source Wiki): The Massie Trial for what was known as the Massie Affair, was a 1932 criminal trial that took place in Honolulu, Hawaii. Grace Hubbard Fortescue, along with several accomplices, was charged with murder in the death of well known local prizefighter Joseph Kahahawai. Fortescue was the mother of Thalia Massie, who had brought charges that Kahahawai was one of a group of men that had raped her (she had actually never been raped - she had fabricated the story). Clarence Darrow came out of retirement to defend the accused.

Item from Catalog 270 (released for May, 2018)...

Category: The 20th Century

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