CRIME: The Proper Punishment

Introduced in the San Diego trial of Amateur Photographer Harvey Glatman last week were 22 pictures that had technical polish, slight originality of composition, and almost no precedent in the grim annals of criminal evidence. They were studies of three women bound with sash cord at ankles, knees and arms. As each one faced the Schneider Xenar f: 3.5 lens of Glatman's Rolleicord, she was minutes away from murder.

A 31-year-old TV repairman by day and shutterbug by night, Glatman was picked up last October. His arrest was accidental; a 28-year-old model, lured like earlier victims by Glatman's pose-for-pay pitch,...

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