Item 376G0330 - John Cyril Liard on witness stand during his murder trial

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John Cyril Liard on witness stand during his murder trial


  • 1919-01 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in

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Photograph showing John Cyril Liard (center) sitting on the witness stand during his trial on a second-degree murder charge. At left are a group of men looking toward Liard. The photograph was probably taken on Saturday, January 11, 1919, when Liard took the stand in his own defense. Liard was accused of killing Deputy Sheriff Frank W. 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. On Tuesday, January 14, 1919, the Journal reported that Liard had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. See related image Nos. 376G0023 and 376G0331. 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; 376G0330

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February 4, 2019 12:01 PM

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