Mescei to be Hanged

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Mescei to be Hanged - MESCI TO HANG.' Saskatoon, Dec. 17. At 12.30...
MESCI TO HANG.' Saskatoon, Dec. 17. At 12.30 today Meaei was brought into the court nnri aonten ced to be hanged on n'i March 10. at Prince Albert. The Judge held no nopes oi a leyno.o and was not inciinou iu mivn w, Un- oi,,t,vr,n Rnsk- Dec. 17. "Guilty of i" una the verdict wnicn me 1urv returned against John Mescl, the selt-eoniesseu mutucin Thoburn, Mrs. Thorium and Mrs. Mc- Mi.u.n Tir Oulll ljSKe on .Mjvemutr i,,af nfter heinir out lust twenty-five minutes yesterday afternoon. Thin ver- t.. nrtp. a rriai iiihiiiik niiunw twenty hours, and after Mescl himself had gone Into the Dox, una tnougn au-mitnnir hin rrlme. declared that he knew nothing of wluit happened be-iu-,.n ft o'clock on Sunday until 4 o'clock the following day, after the murder had been committeu. Tim ramrt house was crowded to suf- fnention all dav. Throughout the entire proceedings Mescl was probably the most unconcernea man in mo mum thouirh durlns; all this tima he sat with his eyes riveted upon the witnesses as they rehearsed the details of the crime. Only at one time was lie noncea 10 db slightly affected, an-', that was he waited for the words the Jury, ifrhlch might or might not end hla earthly career. As the hirr appeared. Mescl rased straight at the foreman, but not even a muscle appeared to move as in answer to the question from the chief Justice as to whether nr not they had reached a verdict, came tne reply "We find the prisoner guilty of mur der. vour honor." Judge Wetmore de clared that he would adjourn the court for the night and deliver sentence upon the prisoner today. Mescl was thereuiion led back to his cell. Throughout the proceedings, his counsel, Mr. Routledge. appeared be seeking to prove that Mescl was insane, hut an examination as to his sanity hnd been made by Doctors Munroe, C'rell and McCutcIwwn, and according to their evidence. Mescl perfectly sane, though. In his own ten timony he declared he remembered nothing of the crime; In fact, that his mind hnd been an absolute blank for upwards of twenty-four hours prior to iue murucr.

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 17 Dec 1909, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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