Henry Ynostroza

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: defendant in the infamous 1942 "Sleepy Lagoon" murder case in which 12 young Mexican-American men were unjustly convicted of the murder of a young Mexican national, which the convictions were reversed by an appeals court in 1944 on grounds of insufficient evidence and the presiding judge was reprimanded for judicial bias that affected the trial's outcome.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: July 17, 1924

 

Died: September 5, 2006

 

Location: Pasadena, California