abilene reoirter new abilene tx mar 18 1949 describes roy's reaction to verdict

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abilene reoirter new abilene tx mar 18 1949 describes roy's reaction to verdict - Godbey Gets Life Sentence In Oklahoma Revenge...
Godbey Gets Life Sentence In Oklahoma Revenge 18 who OKLAHOMA CITY. M a r c h r UP i--Roy Frank Godbey w finished 17 years in prison last November, November, m u s t go back for the rest of his life for the murder of Oklahoma City Attorney Earl Pruet. That was the verdict of a district district court jury here after 10 hours of deliberating whether Godbey ,,.. snould be sent to prison, a mental factory institution or the electric c h a i r . After the jury delivered its decision decision yesterday, tears rolled down Glenn made steer McDon- the cheeks of the grey-haired, stone-facf-d l i t t l e man of 53 who calmly shot to d e a t h the prosecutor \vho sent him to Me A lest er Slate P e n i t e n t i a r y for robbery in 1932. The verdict a p p a r e n t l y regarded as a v i c t o r v for County Attorney G r a n v i l l e his aides called it IJ C f (? n S P a f t r t r n D e f e n s e attorneys City Suffers Killing Frost, Low of 31 Early gardens and flowers received received a setback last night when s. k i l l i n g frost enveloped Abilene. C. £. Sitchler, weather observer at the U. S. Weather Bureau, Municipal claimed it as a "save" f r o m the chair. Godbey himself commented, ' "I prefer w h a t I got to spendin* tne rest of my life in an a The defense had .maintained! Uodbey was crazed by the years rnpt », ruet. then prosecutor prosecutor of Jefferson County, Okia.. engineered engineered his conviction on forged fingerprints. Released last Nov. 12. Godbey spent t.wo m o n t h s in Fort before accomplishing his 17-year' "mission." He went to Prueti office office Jan. 11. saw him on the pretext of a divorce action, and shot him the back as he walked down a hallway. hallway. He was captured in El Paso eight days later. , .._ _,,- u u U1L . v e a r s , R " ssia of brooding in prison over what a l called a "railroading" in the of -is

Clipped from Abilene Reporter-News18 Mar 1949, FriPage 2

Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas)18 Mar 1949, FriPage 2
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