The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Fall 1987, Volume 33, Number 4
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor
José Gabriel, aka Indian Joe, was accused and convicted of the Geyser murders. Evidence, however, is (and was) inconclusive.
Jose Cota, a San Diego Police officer, asked for a delay in Indian Joe’s trial in order to allow for further submission of evidence.
Stone Prison at San Quentin
THE PHOTOGRAPH of Jose Cota is courtesy of Pliny Castanien, San Diego Police historian. All others are courtesy of San Quentin Prison.