Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Archie Vernon Connett

The toddler in this photograph is Archie Vernon Connett.  The man on the left is his step-father, John Victor Zeller.  The woman on the right is Archie's mother, Lefa Marie (Amsberry) Connett/Zeller.  She later divorced Archie's step-father.

Archie Connett as a small child

When Archie Connett was 38 years old he murdered his three small children and attempted to kill his estranged wife.

The idea for this post came from

NOTE: To read the front page story that was published in the Oakland Tribune the day after the murders on December 24, 1952, click here and here.

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