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Archives 02-16-2005

70 Years Ago

 

February 9- February 15, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 70 years ago contact Bob at forsman99@yahoo.com

 

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 night.

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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