National Affairs: Three Trials & Out

For three years the State of California has done its level best to prove that David Albert Lamson bludgeoned his pretty, young wife to death. It spent $60,000 to try him, retry him, mistry him, retry him again. Last week the State of California set David A. Lamson free.

This decision abruptly arrested a case which has kept California tongues wagging since Memorial Day 1933. That May morning a real estate agent and her client dropped in at the Lamson bungalow on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. They found Lamson stripped to...

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