Judge Edward Devitt

Judge Edward Devitt

Edward Devitt, the judge who sent Kid Cann to federal prison, ca. 1980.

Kid Cann in handcuffs

Kid Cann in handcuffs

Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) handcuffed and led into federal custody, 1961. Photo by Don Black, Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Newspaper headline and article announcing Kid Cann’s 1960 conviction

Newspaper headline and article announcing Kid Cann’s 1960 conviction

Headline and article in the Minneapolis Star (February 23, 1960) reporting on the conviction in the Minneapolis Federal District Court of Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) for participation in a sex trafficking racket.

Marilyn Ann Tollefson

Marilyn Ann Tollefson

Marilyn Ann Tollefson, a sex worker with a close relationship to Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) in the 1950s. Minneapolis Morning Tribune, February 17, 1960.

Newspaper article and headline published after Kid Cann’s 1936 acquittal

Newspaper article and headline published after Kid Cann’s 1936 acquittal

Minneapolis Tribune headline and article reporting on the acquittal of Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) in the murder of Walter W. Liggett, February 19, 1936.

Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) on trial

Isadore Blumenfeld (Kid Cann) on trial

Isadore Blumenfeld, alias Kid Cann (seated at center), on trial for the murder of Walter W. Liggett in Minneapolis, 1936.

Diagram of Liggett murder scene

Diagram of Liggett murder scene

Diagram of the scene of the murder of Walter W. Liggett. Minneapolis Star, January 30, 1936.

Drawing of Liggett murder scene

Drawing of Liggett murder scene

Diagram of the scene of the murder of Walter W. Liggett. Original caption: “Upon a photograph of the alley behind 1825 Second Avenue S., where Walter Liggett was slain last night. The Star’s artist shows how the car from which Liggett was killed drew alongside the editor’s automobile and fired the five shots which instantly killed the publisher.” Minneapolis Star, December 10, 1935

Scene of the murder of Walter W. Liggett

Scene of the murder of Walter W. Liggett

Scene of the murder of Walter W. Liggett, Minneapolis,1935.

Walter W. Liggett and his wife

Walter W. Liggett and his wife

Walter W. Liggett and his wife, possibly during his trial on a rape charge, 1935.

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