Moses Samuel “Bud” Stiltz

Moses Samuel “Bud” Stiltz

Birth
Mason County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 May 1983 (aged 62)
Cedar Glen, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Eternal Love, Map E02, Lot 1164, Space 2
Memorial ID 85944920 · View Source
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Switzer had agreed to train a hunting dog for Moses Samuel Stiltz. The dog was lost, having run after a bear, and Switzer offered a $35 reward for its return. A few days later, a man found the dog and brought it to the Studio City bar where Switzer then worked. Switzer paid the man $35 and bought him $15 worth of drinks. Several days later, Switzer and his friend Jack Piott, a 37-year-old unit still photographer, decided that Moses Stiltz should repay Switzer the reward money for the dog. Shortly before 7:00 that evening, January 21, 1959, Switzer and Piott went to Rita Corrigan's home in Mission Hills, where Stiltz was staying, to collect the money they felt he owed Switzer.

Stiltz later testified before the coroner's jury that Switzer had banged on the front door, saying, "Let me in, or I'll kick in the door." Once inside, he and Stiltz began to argue. Switzer said, "I want that 50 bucks you owe me now, and I mean now." When Stiltz refused to give it to him, the men began to fight. Switzer allegedly struck Stiltz with a glass-domed clock, which caused him to bleed from his left eye. Stiltz retreated to his bedroom and returned with a .38-caliber revolver. Switzer grabbed the gun, resulting in a shot being fired that struck the ceiling. Switzer forced Stiltz into a closet, although Stiltz had regained his revolver. Switzer allegedly pulled a switchblade knife and screamed, "I'm going to kill you!" Fearing Switzer was about to attack, Stiltz shot him in the groin. Switzer suffered massive internal bleeding and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital



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  • Maintained by: Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
  • Originally Created by: Chris Mills
  • Added: 28 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85944920
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Samuel “Bud” Stiltz (27 Jan 1921–15 May 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85944920, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves (contributor 47198156) .