March 19, 1947
Ruth "Sunny" McKenzie today was formally charged in the stabbing death of fiance Jack Floyd, and Torrance Police Captain E. M. Ashton provided a Coronor's jury with additional details of the attack. He stated that, according to Miss McKenzie, the pair had just enjoyed a private dinner in her apartment, and were discussing their nuptials, planned for April 13.
"Just think, baby, in another month I'll be a hanged man," whispered the victim.
"No you won't," replied Sunny, "You'll be a stabbed man." She told Ashton that she meant to suggest her beloved would be pierced with arrows of love, but as it happens, she had a knife in her hand at the time.
McKenzie, who declined to testify, also told Aston that with his last breath, Jack Floyd had assured her that he still loved her.