February 9- February 15, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Anna Dell Dillon and Teola Speck gave a miscellaneous shower for
Mrs. Sam H. Verble at the home of Mrs. Claude Andrews last Saturday
afternoon. Mrs. Verble was before her marriage, January 20, Miss
Odell Gibbons. The honoree received a nice collection of gifts.
After the viewing of the gifts, refreshments were served.
Mrs. Walter Hutton, 75 years-old, blind widow of Comfrey, Minn.,
was rescued from poverty when relatives found $20,000 which her
husband had hidden about the house before his death.
GERMAN CONVICTED BY JURY AFTER 11 HOURS TO DECIDE
Defendant Shaken At Verdict And Wife Weeps. Appeal to Stay Death.
MARCH EXECUTION DATE
Bruce Richard Hauptmann was convicted of the kidnapping and murder
of baby Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., and death in the electric chair
was fixed as a penalty by the jury that reported at 9:30 (CST) Wednesday
Justice Trenchard, holding the trial, set the week of March 18
for the execution.
An appeal to higher courts will stay the death until May.
The German carpenter was shaken as the verdict was announced, and
his wife, Anna Hauptmann, who had stood faithfully by him during
the grilling six weeks of trial, wept quietly as the verdict sealed
the doom of her husband who, the jury says, committed the most gruesome
crime in American crime annals.
It was first reported the penalty would be life sentence in the
New Jersey state penitentiary, but a poll of the jury demanded by
Edward J. Reilly, chief defense counsel, resulted in unanimous approval
of the the death sentence.
Then the defendant was asked to stand, and in a tense quiet of
the packed courtroom, Judge Trenchard pronounced the death sentence.
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