It made national news, it was in papers from coast to coast.
Here's some abstractions.
He was a retired druggist. His wife, of 5 months, (age 29) was Hazel Glab. Hazel was allegedly having an affair with W. R. McIntire (McIntyre, a former police officer) when Glab was shot as he was getting into his car at his home in Van Nuys. His wife was arrested for murder.
Hazel had a close personal friend who was named Mrs. Marion Harris. Harris was AKA Mrs. Pool, Mrs. Marion Petit, Mrs. Marion Browning, Mrs. Marion Adams, and Mrs. Margaret Austin.
Mrs. Glab had a 17 year old niece, the former Ethyl Ernst, AKA Miss Ethyl Kaser of Oklahoma City. She also was charged with the murder.
According to their household help, the Glabs had violent fights from the start, and Hazel threatened to shoot him.
W. R. McIntyre had been shot and wounded slightly by Mrs. Glab in January 1927. He was exonerated but held as a material witness.
Glab's former wife was Mrs. Martha Gish. She and her 8 year old daughter had supposedly gone to Seattle the day before Easter and Mrs. Gish said that she was going to put the girl in a convent.
He had several hundred dollars in his pocket. The police also were investigating if the murder was part of a Chicago feud.
Another man, Earl Parker, who was described as a close personal friend of Mrs. Glab, was also held as a material witness.
Mrs. Glad, Edyth, Mrs. Harris, and Mr. Parker were all released in July 1928 when the gun couldn't be found.
John and Martha were divorced in San Diego 11/4/1927 after being married in 1917. A newspaper article mentioned that he had a son.
Glab was engaged in mining in Reno in 1926 with a man named Herman Dink.
Hazel was married to a clothing salesman named Mr. Vendig in Oklahoma City. She lived with him a short time, then came to LA to work in a movie studio. She returned to Oklahoma City and married a taxi driver named Fred Garland.
While in OKC, she accused a friend, Leila Leaverton, and another taxi driver, Bert Moody, of the theft of $4000 in diamonds. The case was dropped.
Two months later Hazel was accused of taking a mortgaged car belonging to an OK oil man, M. H. Wagner. She fled and was captured, but escaped from the train just before it got to OKC. She was recaptured but the charges were dropped.
She then was found shot and slightly wounded in her apt in OKC but refused to cooperate with the police. She divorced Fred Garland and went to LA. She was arrested in 1925 on charges that she led a wealthy real estate man, J. C. Mitchell, into a robbery. The charges were dropped.
In 1930, the case was reopened, Hazel was informed that she would be recharged, and Russell D. Franks, former policeman, would be a material witness.
It was widely acknowledged that John was involved in the liquor business in Chicago. In 1917, he was in Milwaukee WI.
His first wife was Martha Harriet Dearborn and he had a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Glab, b 6/28/1920 in Cook County, IL. She died 12/28/2008 in Bethesda, MD.
John was the son of Nicholas and Mary Homan Glab.
Hazel was Hazel Belford, b 1/11/1894 in OK, d of John B and Sue M ?.
Hazel got in more trouble in 1935 when she was named as a "future wife" of Albert Llewellyn Cheney, 65 year old millionaire. She was sued by Cheney's daughter, Mrs. Catherine Taylor of LA. Hazel was present when Cheney died in a Las Vegas hotel room.
When Hazel was in Hollywood the first time, she became the dancing partner of Phil Ainsworth, the former husband of movie star Barbara La Marr.
She also got arrested in LA because of being involved in fights.
In 1936 Hazel got sent to prison for forging Cheney's will. She was reindicted for the murder and was sentenced to prison for 2nd degree murder. She was sent to Tehachapi but applied for parole in 1937. She was sentenced in the will case from 1 1/2 yrs to 19 years and in the murder case 5 years to life.
She was paroled 11/29/1941. In 1958 she was arrested for pandering, soliciting Jo Ann Thomas, 27, of Van Nuys, for prostitution. She was charged as Hazel Bridge. She had divorced that husband in 1955. She gave her age as 54.
Mary Elizabeth Glab went by the name of Bettina Dearborn.