None of the dismembering aspect of the double slaying was addressed in court because Judd was tried only of the murder of Mrs. The death sentence was repealed after a ten-day hearing found her mentally incompetent; she was then sent to Arizona State Asylum for the Insane on April 24, 1933.Jack Halloran When it was discovered during the course of the trial that Halloran and Judd had been involved in an illicit affair, Halloran also became suspect of having complicity in the killings.
Although one mattress was later found with no blood stains on it miles away in a vacant lot, the other remained missing.They maintained that Judd had self-inflicted the gunshot wound to her left hand to try to bolster her self-defense explanation.Judd's defense took the stance that she was innocent because she was insane, but did not introduce the "self-defense" argument for the record. The jury found her guilty of first-degree murder on February 8, 1932. Judd was sentenced to be hanged February 17, 1933, and sent to Arizona State Prison in Florence, Arizona.In the next three weeks, hundreds of curiosity seekers toured the three room bungalow.
During the trial, Judd's defense protested by stating, "By the advertisements in the newspapers, the entire population of Maricopa County visited that place." The police maintained the two women were shot while asleep in their beds.
He asked Judd for the key, but she stated she didn't have it with her.