Item 376G0331 - John Cyril Liard on witness stand

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376G0331

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John Cyril Liard on witness stand

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  • 1919-01 (Creation)

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Photograph; glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph showing John Cyril Liard sitting on the witness stand in January 1919. Liard was on trial for second-degree murder in the death of Deputy Sheriff Frank W. Twombley. Liard was accused of killing Twombley after a robbery on the Interstate Bridge in Portland on November 19, 1918. In a story on January 7, 1919, about jury selection for the trial, the Journal gave a summary of the case. It reported that Twombley, who was on duty at one of the approaches to the bridge and was unaware of the robbery, had attempted to stop the robber’s car as it sped away. The driver shot and killed Twombley as he attempted to make the stop. The Journal reported that a woman, Augusta Carlson, had told police she was in the car at the time of the murder. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 376G023, of Carlson, were published on Page 15 of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, January 12, 1919, under the headline “Versions of Crime Do Not Agree.” The photograph had the following caption: “Augusta Carlson and John Cyril Liard photographed by The Journal photographer as they sat in Judge Gantenbein’s court, where the latter is on trial on a charge of second degree murder for the fatal shooting of Frank Walter Twombley, deputy sheriff, last November.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Liard Seeks To Prove An Alibi In Murder Case.” That story reported that Carlson and Liard had given conflicting accounts during the trial; Carlson had testified that Liard had killed Twombley, and Liard had testified that he was at home when the crime occurred, but Carlson was out in his car. On Tuesday, January 14, 1919, the Journal reported that Liard had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. See additional related image No. 376G0330. Image note: The text “Laird [sic] trial” is written on the negative sleeve.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 376; 376G0331

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