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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Crime

Charles E. Lee's Oral History

This is the oral history of Charles E. Lee. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell in December 1980. The interview includes his early life, his education, time in the U.S. Navy, law career, time in the IL state Senate, time as Mayor of Decatur, race…

Photograph of Virginia Slaton after Acquitted of Norman Kennedy's Murder

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Photograph of Virginia Slaton and her lawyer, Robert Shonkwiler after her acquittal for the murder of Norman Kennedy.

Photograph of Virginia Slaton and Norman Kennedy

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Photograph of Virginia Slaton and Norman Kennedy taken in 1947.

Photograph of Blanche Zimmerman

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Photograph of Blanch Zimmerman charged with being criminally and sexually psychopathic in 1956.

Photograph from Ezra Townsend Murder/Suicide

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Photograph of Amy Townsend after she was shot by Ezra Townsend from the crime scene of the Townsend murder/suicide of 1940.

Photograph from Ezra Townsend Murder/Suicide

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Photograph of Ezra Townsend from the crime scene of the murder/suicide of Ezra Townsend and Amy Townsend.

Photograph of the Townsend Home

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Photograph of the Townsend home after the 1940 murder/suicide of Ezra Townsend and Amy Townsend.

Photograph of Decatur Gambling Raid

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Photograph of a Decatur gambling raid by police in 1951.

Photograph of Slot Machines

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Photograph of slot machines raided by police in the 1940's.

Photograph of Gambling Probe Grand Jury

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Photograph of the grand jury for a gambling raid in 1936.