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Finding aid for the People vs. Duncan transcripts MVC057
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Description
The People v. Elizabeth Duncan trial was heard at the Superior Court of California in Ventura County regarding the murder of Olga Duncan by Augustine Baldonado and Luis Estrada Moya at the behest of Olga Duncan's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Duncan. All three were tried for the murder, convicted, and in August 1959 executed for the murder. Duncan's motive is thought to have been jealousy over her son's marriage and the trial attracted national attention. Moya and Baldonado confessed, led police to Olga's body, and implicated Duncan in the murder. All three were convicted and later executed at San Quentin prison on August 8, 1962. Duncan was the last woman to be executed in the state of California. This collection consists of a copy of the official case reporter for the People vs. Duncan, Estrada Moya and Baldonado. The transcripts are dated from December 30, 1958 through April 28, 1959.
Background
The People v. Elizabeth Duncan trial was heard at the Superior Court of California in Ventura County regarding the murder of Olga Duncan by Augustine Baldonado and Luis Estrada Moya at the behest of Olga Duncan's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Duncan. All three were tried for the murder, convicted, and in August 1959 executed for the murder.
Extent
2.57 Cubic Feet (2 cartons)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Museum of Ventura County. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the museum does not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Open for research. This collection has been minimally processed. All requests to access materials must be made in advance by contacting the Research Library staff via email: library@venturamuseum.org