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.
Le Roi and Samuelson had become close friends while living in Alaska and then moved together to Phoenix for its drier climate after Samuelson contracted tuberculosis. Judd left Phoenix to start a practice in Los Angeles, leaving his wife in Phoenix.
None of the dismembering aspect of the double slaying was addressed in court because Judd was tried only of the murder of Mrs. The death sentence was repealed after a ten-day hearing found her mentally incompetent; she was then sent to Arizona State Asylum for the Insane on April 24, 1933.
Jack Halloran When it was discovered during the course of the trial that Halloran and Judd had been involved in an illicit affair, Halloran also became suspect of having complicity in the killings.
Flight to Los Angeles Two days after the murders, on Sunday, October 18, Judd boarded the Golden State Limited passenger train from Phoenix's Union Station with the trunks containing the bodies; with her left hand bandaged from a gunshot wound, she traveled overnight to Los Angeles.
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.Murderpedia has thousands of hours of work behind it.To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive.At this time, Judd moved in with Le Roi and Samuelson, but in early October, she moved out in order to be nearer to the Grunow Clinic where she was employed.At the time of the murders Judd was 26 years old, Le Roi 32, and Samuelson, 24.