August 29, 2022
Birch Bay, Washington
Here is a follow-up to the previous August 23rd post, “The Additional WHY of the LAPD/DA Coverup of the Black Dahlia Murder: DA William Simpson and LAPD Chief of Detectives Thad Brown”.
The amount of irony in this discovery equals that of about a 100 lb barbell. I came across this 1949 article just yesterday:
Daily News, December 6, 1949
It clearly was a motion by Dr. Hodel’s defense attorneys to have his felony charges of incest and child molestation delayed requesting a continuance of the trial into 1950. The presiding Superior Court Judge, Thomas Ambrose denied the request, and the trial was set for the following week.
Defense attorney Neeb in presenting his request argued, “It would be impossible for his client (Hodel) to get an impartial verdict from any 12 jurors during this time due to the public clamor and hysteria over sex offenses.” Further arguing that “it was unsafe for a man to simply pat a child on the head.”
Judge Thomas Ambrose
Judge Ambrose, while denying the motion to delay the trial stated, “he tended to sympathize with attorney Neeb and “he recalled an incident after the sensational DYER CASE (1937) in which a man who did pat a child was taken to trial on a morals offense charge.”
IRONY- 1. the humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean ·
In my 2021 publications, The Early Years: The Further Serial Crimes of George Hill Hodel M.D. Part I (the 1920s) and Part II (the 1930s) I present twenty-three crimes that I believe were likely committed by my father during those two decades.
One of those crimes was the horrific 1937 Los Angeles kidnap/murder of three children. The crime became to be known as, “The Inglewood Babes.” (Briefly summarized in last week’s blog. See link above.)
The “Dyer” referred to by Judge Ambrose was Albert Dyer. Judge Ambrose presided over the 1937 Dyer trial.
The arresting officer who “played a hunch” was then LAPD Lt. Thad Brown.
The prosecuting attorney who wrongfully convicted Dyer was then DDA William Simpson.
The “hysteria” referenced by Judge Ambrose during that trial can be seen in the below headlines and yellow journalism from 1937 that caused and followed Dyer’s arrest.
Albert Dyer, a crossing guard with an IQ of 65 and a “mental age of 8 years” while being held in custody at the Inglewood station was told by LAPD Lt. Thad Brown, “if he didn’t tell the truth and confess to murdering the three children that he (Lt. Brown) would release him to the mob outside who were clamoring “to hang him.” The childlike Dyer, fearful for his life-“confessed.” (He was unable to provide any details, just nodded yes when asked questions related to how the crime occurred.)
The “Trial” was a farce and as can be seen below Dyer was convicted in the newspapers before any jury verdict was received.
The Daily News
The complete Dyer case and my investigation showing his wrongful conviction and execution and linking Dr. George Hodel and Fred Sexton as the probable actual killers of the three “Inglewood Babes” can be found in The Early Years-Part II (the 1930s)- Chapter 4 “The Inglewood Babes.”