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Bissonnette - Court Continued from Page 1 repudiated a...
Court Continued from Page 1 repudiated a confession given to Sheriff Penny J. Drivas a week after the fire. She snid she had read and signed the confession because she had been led to believe there would be no adverse publicity if she did so. She admitted Sheriff Drivas had asked hur if the statement was true and she said it was, but she said she signed the confession only "to get it over with." Mrs. Steinhart tearfully denied she had set the fire, repudiating the details of the incident as contained in the confession. Sheriff Drivas had testified earlier Mrs. Steinhart came to his office'volun- tarily May 6 and gave him the confession. He said she told him she went to the house with a paper shopping bag filled with papers, lighted the papers with a match and tossed the burning bundle into the house through an open window. A neighbor, Raymond Bissonnette, ran to the house after his cousin noticed flames and extinguished the blaze before it had done more than damage the linoleum, he testified.

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  1. The Rhinelander Daily News,
  2. 13 Nov 1959, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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