1627 Barton Ave., Los Angeles, CA
The domestic terror culminated on the night of June 8, 1954, when Virginia stabbed her attacking husband to death in their Hollywood Apartment. A jury eventually found her to have acted in self defense and she was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter.
The scene of the tragedy as it appears today:
Virginia Engel's landlady found the former chorus girl dead from meningitis in her small apartment here on December 5, 1956.