miami daily news-miami oklahoma march 25,1949 sentencing and note to judge

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miami daily news-miami oklahoma march 25,1949 sentencing and note to judge - Y^MARGH 25, G00BEY NOW IS LIFE TERMER Defendant...
Y^MARGH 25, G00BEY NOW IS LIFE TERMER Defendant Says He'll Not Appeal Case—Satisfied With Sentence ', OKLAHOMA CITY, March 25 ;. -4JP)—. Roy Frank Godbey, convicted convicted of the slaying of attorney Earl Pruet, today' was formally sentenced to life in prison. "I have no ill feeling toward .«ny living person, the 53-year-^ old former convict told District Judge Clarence Mills. Godbey clainied before and dur- • ing his recent trial that Pruet sent him to prison for a robbery- he did not commit. His defense at the trial was a plea of insanity. Pruet was .county attorney at , "Waurika, Jefferson county, in 1932 . -when he prosecuted Godbey for 1 armed robbery and obtained a con-' i viction. ; Godbey was released from Mc. Mc. Alester state prison las fall. Pruet •was slain in his office here Jan. 11. '' When asked if he knew any rea: rea: eon why the life sentence fixed ; by the jury should not be pro' pro' nounced, Godbey handed Judge Mills _a brief statement he had ; prepared in the county jail. It said: : "After being advised as to all •f my rights, I consider that I had a fair trial in this case. I ; hold no ill feeling toward. any • living person, and I do not care to put the state to any further trouble. • : / "I accept the judgment and sentence sentence of this court and jury as final and do not care to appeal." v .Godbey then shuffled out of the courtroom to pack ;his meager possessions possessions for a quick trip to the •tate penitentiary. Dick Finley, transportation deputy, said the trip would be made-late .today. —BUV SAVINGS BONDS—

Clipped from Miami Daily News-Record25 Mar 1949, FriPage 7

Miami Daily News-Record (Miami, Oklahoma)25 Mar 1949, FriPage 7
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