The Atlanta Constitution, 5 Jul 1919

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SAVED FROM HANGMAN BY -58Y 58Y BY -58Y 58Y BY -58Y 58Y GOVERNOR DORSEY Executive clemency clempncy clemency clempncy was wa was wa exercised szrtied exercised szrtied by Governor Governor' Governor Governor' Dorsey Dors'y Dorsy Dnrsey Dorsey Dors'y Dorsy Dnrsey Dorsey Dors'y Dorsy Dnrsey Dorsey Dors'y Dorsy Dnrsey yesterday yesterdav yesterday- yesterday yesterdav yesterday- yesterday yesterdav yesterday- In the case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of case.of caseof cue"or cueor case-of case of Jo Webb Wf'bb Wfbb Webb. Webb Wf'bb Wfbb Webb. Webb Wf'bb Wfbb Webb. Webb Wf'bb Wfbb Webb. convicted nf ot of nf ot of nf ot of murder 'murder murder 'murder at the July. July July. July 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 1918. 1918 1911. 1911 1915. 1915 term of superior court .of of .of of Floyd county county. county county. and sentenced to hang. hang hang. hang H's Hs Its H's Hs Its H's Hs Its sentence sentence was commuted to life lito life lito Imprisonment. Imprisonment. Webb was only eighteen when when. when when. on March 23. 23 23. 23 1918. 1918 1918. 1918 he stabbed .IItabbed IItabbed tabbed stabbed .IItabbed IItabbed tabbed stabbed .IItabbed IItabbed tabbed stabbed .IItabbed IItabbed tabbed to death Jim Welch Welch. Welch Welch. after a quarrel arising arlsln arising arlsln over nver over nver a trivial matter matter. matter matter. Both" Both Both' Both" Both Both' Both" Both Both' men were white. white whlte white. white whlte white. white whlte His conviction was upheld upheld by b'y by b'y the supreme supieme supreme supieme court. court court. court In reviewing the case caEe care case caEe care case caEe care Governor norsey Dorsey torsey norsey Dorsey torsey norsey Dorsey torsey said that the only ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence ev'denee evdenee ev'dpnc'p evdpncp ev'dence evdence of ot of ot premedltaton remp4Itaton preme4itaton premedltaton remp4Itaton preme4itaton premedltaton remp4Itaton preme4itaton or previous ill UI ill UI feeling waa was wag waa was wag waa was wag that of a HCKTO nt'i'Cro ntiCro negro HCKTO nt'i'Cro ntiCro negro HCKTO nt'i'Cro ntiCro negro HCKTO nt'i'Cro ntiCro negro named Crow Crow. Crow Crow. eince 'Ince. Ince Piece eince 'Ince. Ince Piece eince 'Ince. Ince Piece eince 'Ince. Ince Piece the .the the .the conv'ctlon convctlon cony'ctlon conyctlon conv'ctlon convctlon cony'ctlon conyctlon conv'ctlon convctlon cony'ctlon conyctlon conv'ctlon convctlon cony'ctlon conyctlon wo eyewitnesses eyewitnsaes eyewitnesses eyewitnsaes of ot of ot the killing have given given affidavit that there was w previous re\'lous re 'lous lous previous re\'lous re 'lous lous previous re\'lous re 'lous lous previous re\'lous re 'lous lous previous re\'lous re 'lous lous Intention to kilt and Rnd and Rnd that no threats had lied had lied been made'by madeby made'by madeby the defendant "ptendant ptendant defendant "ptendant ptendant defendant "ptendant ptendant against the life lire life lire of at of at the dead man. man man. man In the light of ot of ot this new Dew new Dew evidence commutation was asked askE'd asked askE'd for by the thp the thp trial Judtre j-udce. j udce. 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The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia)05 Jul 1919, SatPage 18
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