|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1903|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 1987|
Robert H. Gollmar was the son of Fredrick Corwin Gollmar and Charlotte Weirich. He was the presiding judge in the Ed Gein murder case.
Published: October 22, 1987 New York Times;
Judge Robert H. Gollmar, 84; Presided Over 'Psycho' Trial
ELKHORN, Wis., Oct. 21— Judge Robert H. Gollmar, who presided at the trial of Edward Gein, a murderer whose case inspired the novel ''Psycho'' and the Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, died Monday. He was 84 year old.
Judge Gollmar in 1981 wrote a book, ''Edward Gein, America's Most Bizarre Murderer,'' about the 1957 case. He retired in 1982 as a Walworth County judge.
In the book, Judge Gollmar described the death of a woman whose body was found decapitated, the only person Mr. Gein was convicted of killing.
Robert Bloch, author of the novel on which Hitchcock based his 1960 movie, said in a 1984 interview that it was not the crime itself or Mr. Gein that inspired ''Psycho'' but the situation: a small town where a man committed murders without anyone suspecting it. Mr. Gein died in 1984 at a mental health center.
Fredrick Corwin Gollmar (1867 - 1965)
Charlotte Weirich Gollmar (1873 - 1937)
Mildred C Jensen Gollmar (1902 - 1996)
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