Trials: Two Lives for a Fix

In the nether world of the narcotics addict, a man's only loyalty is to himself. Richard Robles, a sallow-faced, 22-year-old junkie, learned that lesson too late last week when a Manhattan jury found him guilty of the sadistic murders of Career Girls Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert in August 1963. The most convincing evidence against Robles was provided by his two best friends, fellow addicts both.

One was Nathan Delaney, 36, a Negro twice convicted on felony charges; the other was Delaney's white wife Marjorie, 30, a prostitute. A major part of...

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