The Journal of San Diego History
Fall 2001, Volume 47, Number 4
Gregg Hennessey, Editor

Back to the article: The Challenge Saloon Murder in San Diego, 1872:
Augustin Castro’s Fight for Clemency

Augustin Castro

Augustin Castro, San Quentin No. 5335, sentenced from San Diego County for murder, 1st degree, Life. Courtesy of California State Archives.

Crime scene illustration

Crime scene illustration by Bardy Anderson, Graphic Artist, Instructional Technology Services, San Diego State University

Stones Cell Block

Stones Cell Block, the first prison building at San Quentin Prison, constructed in 1853. They added a third floor circa 1880. Courtesy of San Quentin Prison

Judge W. T. Mc Nealy

Judge W. T. Mc Nealy. San Diego County District Attorney, later District Court Judge.

Coroner's Report.

Coroner’s Report.

Certificate of Conduct.

Certificate of Conduct.

Letter to Governor Gage from former Judge Horace Rolfe.

Letter to Governor Gage from former Judge Horace Rolfe.

Application for Pardon

Application for Pardon.