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Adolph Weber murder case document, 1904.
MANUSCRIPTSMCII : Box 32 : Folder 11
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Adolph Weber murder case document, 1904


Tabor & Tabor, creator


Letter dated December 26, 1904 from the law firm of Tabor and Tabor to J. G. Maithes, and his response on verso. Tabor and Tabor write to Maithes of Butcher's Ranch asking his opinion of the Adolph Weber murder case to see if pre-trial publicity had ruined Weber's chance for a fair trial. Maithes responds that his neighbors think that Weber is guilty.


1904 (issued)


Weber, Adolph
Murders -- California -- Auburn


Adolph Weber of Auburn, California, son of a brewer, had a normal childhood until the close of his sixteenth year when his personality took a sudden change (attributed later by the Weber family physician to paranoia). On May 26, 1904, almost twenty years old and in disguise, he robbed the Bank of Placer County in Auburn of $5000, which he buried in his backyard. Weber bought a gun in San Francisco the following July to replace the one dropped in the robbery. On November 10, 1904, by which time suspicion had mounted that Adolph had robbed the bank, he killed his father, mother, sister, and brother, and burned the family home. He was arrested after an incriminating remark made to his great aunt. On November 23, 1904, officers found the $5000 buried in the yard, and on February 6, 1905 Adolph Weber was brought to trial for murdering his mother. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. After several appeals and an insanity hearing, Adolph Weber was hanged on September 22, 1906.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

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1 file folder; 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.






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Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.