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LEEHY TRIAL FOR ^ CRIMINAL ASSAULT The People of the Stnte of Illinois vs. Calvin Leehy, criminal . assault. This is the case that is attracting niUi-h attention in circuit court today anil probably will continue Tuesday. l.i-tthy is accused of-afctackinR- Miss AiH.'iV Kigln, aye about 1G, Jast Fourth of July at Vergennes. . After trie charge was placed against Leehy ho pleari guilty before a justice of the jn'iicr ul: Vi?r{.-fnne. e . He was then brought to Murphysboro and placed in the county jail and indicted by the grand jury. States Attorney Schwartz is prosecuting Leehy and Judge Willard P. Ellis is defending him. The defense will attempt to prove that the girl was not attacked hut consented to ac company Leehy. The girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Kigle, had been staying at the home of Leehy's parents as a domestic, ARE NOW IN JAIL. Sheriff Kdwards returned to Muv- .pbysboro Sunday with vvm. Rigle am) the girl on whom the assault was made. They are now in the county jail held us witnesses. It is charged that Rigle was induced by friends of Leehy to take his family and leave the country to avoid the pciindai that would necessarily come into court. He and the girl will now have to testify in the case, which they would not have done had they kept ^their wherebouts secret; from the odicers, which they tried but failed to do.— Murphysboro &*'<*• Later—Leehy war sentenced this morning to serve one year in the Chester penitentiary.

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 22 Jan 1913, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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