Ruth Dean's clemency hearing

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Ruth Dean's clemency hearing - LAUREL LEADER-CALL less to of CLERK CONNER...
LAUREL LEADER-CALL less to of CLERK CONNER HEARS DEAN APPEAL More Witnesses are Summoned for Hearing of Clemency Petition Convicted Woman. for (By Associated Press) JACKSON, Miss, June 7. -- New witnesses were called today in Governor Sennett Conner's hearing of the clemency petition of Dr. Saia Ruth Dean who Is under a sentence of life imprisonment for the "poisoned highball" killing in 1933 of Dr. John Preston Kennedy at Greenwood. A succession of witnesses testified In the Senate chamber cf the Capitol yesterday for and against a pardon or sentence reprieve for the convicted woman physician. Rounds of applause from the crowded Senate gallenes greeted ths testimony cf pro-Dean witnesses. Ten of the twelve members of the juiy which convicted Dr. Dean appeared and declared she "had a fail trial" and that their veidict \vas not influenced by asserted courtroom demonstrations during the trial. Believed Dying Statement. The jurois said they convicted the woman because they believed Dr. Kennedys dying statement that he was poisoned by Dr. Dean at a midnight tryst. "We believe that she had had a love a f f a i r with Dr. Kennedy that she had been spurned, and Dr. Kennedy was about to lemarry Ills divorced wife." H. G. West, one of the jurors, said. A number of newspapers have commented editorially on the case and one state editor suggested that the question of a pardcn for Dr Dean be made an issue in the present gubernatorial campaign. Dr. Dean, under the cave of a phjsician in the jail at Greenwood, was unable to be present for the healing heic. GENEROUS BIRD MAYODAN, N. C.--The stork ha. been doing double duty lately nt the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Atwood. Ten months aco he left twin boys A few days ago he came back with twin girls. week to Flora Wilson The at on a afternoon honoree gifts. punch Birmingham, weekend J. will and of Miss La., Mrs. WANTED WANTED--To do canning. Mrs. R. E. Keller. Phone 305-J. 70-), Fifteenth A\enue. 7clO WANTED--Coloied woman, between W. ness of

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  1. The Leader-Call,
  2. 07 Jun 1935, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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  • Ruth Dean's clemency hearing

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    June, 1935, from Laurel Mississippi newspaper

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