National Affairs: Tigress Loose

Last time Winnie Ruth Judd went to Los Angeles she traveled with two trunks and a valise—in them the dismembered bodies of two women friends. Last week she traveled light.

On Oct. 16, 1931, Winnie Ruth Judd was blonde, slim, shapely, 26. That was the day she killed her friends. Many times in the next 15 months, passionate Mrs. Judd earned in full her newspaper nickname "The Blonde Tigress." She dropped her hysteria, her fits of blank staring, only when an impressionable jury had saved her from a scaffold-drop by judging her insane.


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