James Jay Conviction
il them suit you If not satis- ? $ ConvliUd of Murder la ibt Second Judge RnJoao Uiy Him tbi Full c! tin Law. Ashovllie Dlepatcb, 1st. The jury IE the Jay ruarder today relarueit a verdict finding J. V. Jtiy guilty of murder m second degree and the prisoner sentenced to tbirty years in the State's prison at hard labor. Dr. Jay's crime was ono of moat horrible in (ho history of State Oa the morning of October 15th last, while apparently ia a tie tilled his three young children vith a claw hammer, at their at Barnardcrille, Buncombe county. Ttio mother of the children, becotn ing frightened at the action of husband, rushed to a neighbor's aid While she was away Jay the children, one by one, taking youngest, a babe hardly able to in Ins arms and oruihing its skull with the hammer As soon as bors could bo summoned Jay was taken in custody and hurried to at Aebeville Tbo community was very much wrought up over the crime and (hero have been threats ynching should the murderer tho death penalty. The pieÂ» of the prisoner was ty, and number of witnesses ntroduced during tho trial to ish this contention The time of ibo court yesterday vras taken u with the argument, the case going he gory late yesterday afternoon. LO o'clock last night the jury haying failed to reach a verdict. verdict was not a surprise, an it predicted yesterday that tho jury would reach such an agreement. Dr. Jay is about 50 years of lo has been married seven years, and his wife IB bat little over ages of the murdered children ed from one to sn years.