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Background Born Winnie Ruth, while employed at the Grunow Medical Clinic in Phoenix, Judd met Agnes Anne Le Roi, an X-Ray Technician who worked at the clinic, and her roommate, Hedvig Samuelson.

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Eventually, the case itself came to be known in the media as "The Trunk Murders".The murders According to police, on the night of October 16, 1931, Le Roi and Samuelson were murdered by Judd after an alleged fight among the three women over a conflict of interestreportedly, all three were interested in the same man, prominent Phoenix businessman John J. Halloran, 44, was a married local businessman and a friend of all three women.The prosecution at Judd's murder trial would suggest that quarrels over men and the relationship between Le Roi and Samuelson broke up the friendship of the three women, and that jealousy was the motive for the killings.They maintained that Judd had self-inflicted the gunshot wound to her left hand to try to bolster her self-defense explanation.Judd's defense took the stance that she was innocent because she was insane, but did not introduce the "self-defense" argument for the record. The jury found her guilty of first-degree murder on February 8, 1932. Judd was sentenced to be hanged February 17, 1933, and sent to Arizona State Prison in Florence, Arizona.

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