Widow Accused of Killing Ft. MacArthur Officer, Sept. 3, 1941

Sept. 3, 1941, Comics
Sept. 3, 1941, Marie Tucker
Sept. 3, 1941: OK, Maj. Tucker,  let me get this straight.

You and your wife, Marie, got home from  a party, where both of you had been drinking. She was in the bedroom and you were in the kitchen making yourself a ham sandwich and slicing the bread — or the ham — which you were holding against your abdomen.

The knife slipped and you realized you stabbed yourself. And you thought you pulled the knife out — only you hadn’t got it out all the way.

Then you fell against a kitchen drawer and the knife went back in a second time.

So you fell to the floor, reached for the knife — and rolled over onto it.

Well, if that’s your story. Only your wife says there was no ham or bread in the house. She also says she “might have done it,” but was too drunk to remember exactly what happened.


Marie Tucker was indicted in the killing of Maj. George A. Tucker, battalion commander at Ft. MacArthur, and released on $5,000 bail. The charges were dropped in 1947 because the witnesses, all military officers, were scattered around the world, The Times said.

Also on the jump: Lee Shippey and Tom Treanor.

Leatrice Gilbert, 17-year-old daughter of Leatrice Joy and the late John Gilbert, does not want the screen career mamma wants for her, Jimmie Fidler says.


Sept. 3, 1941, Suspect
Sept. 3, 1941, Marie Tucker
Sept. 3, 1941, Marie Tucket
Sept. 3, 1941, Marie Tucker

Sept. 4, 1941, Lee Shippey

Sept. 3, 1941, Tom Treanor

Sept. 3, 1941, Jimmie Fidler

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
This entry was posted in 1941, Art & Artists, Comics, Crime and Courts, Homicide, LAPD, Lee Shippey, Tom Treanor, World War II and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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