Joseph Scott

Joseph Scott, a member of the McNamara defense team, was involved in trying to convince the McNamara brothers to take a plea deal. Jim ?J.B.? McNamara initially refused to cooperate in a plea deal in which his brother J.J. would plead guilty to save Jim from the death penalty. Scott got the jail chaplain Father Edward Brady to talk to Jim and this appeared to help persuade him to take the plea deal. Photo from "History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California" by Willoughby Rodman (1909).