Rex vs. T. Sawayama


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Rex vs. T. Sawayama


Title Proper F0 GR0419 BOX 506 FILE 13
Date(s) 1942
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This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
File contains Information and Complaint, Statement of the Accused, and Proceedings at the Preliminary Hearing for case of Rex vs. T. Sawayama. Sawayama was charged with manslaughter for killing pedestrian Anna Ponyicky in a car accident on 23 January 1942 at the intersection of Glen Drive and Hastings Street. Her unnamed baby also died in the accident but is not referred to in the charge. The car was a Plymouth sedan, and the licence was 82-558, issued in 1941. The car belonged to Sawayama’s father; both men worked as boom men at Hammond Cedar in Port Hammond. The other passenger, Akira Takanishi, was called as a witness. He reported that they were on their way to the funeral service for Mr. Yoshyuki Uno (see bca_gr_0419_box_507). The appeal verdict is not revealed in these files.
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Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized selectively.



Rex vs. T. Sawayama
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