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Today in Photographs: August 7, 1931


Witness Mildred Rohrback awaits her turn to testify in the murder trial of assistant district attorney David "Handsome Dave" Clark, accused of murdering L.A. racketeer and City Hall machine politician Charles Crawford, who was known as the Gray Wolf of Spring Street. After two sensational trials, Clark beat the charges with a self-defense strategy. Crawford's widow later  had the Crossroads of the World shopping center built on the site of her husband's murder.

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