One of the killers responsible for the infamous Wineville Chicken Coop Murders in the 1920s.
He built the chicken ranch with help from his nephew, whom he beat and sexually abused.
He kidnapped, molested, and murdered at least three young boys, keeping them captive in a chicken coop on his farm.
His mother helped him murder at least one of the boys.
His case is the basis for the film "Changeling," directed by Clint Eastwood.