Byron J. found guilty

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Byron J. found guilty - Four Gangsters Found Guilty of Robbery...
Four Gangsters Found Guilty of Robbery SPRINGFIELD, ill., Dec. 8 — Four of five gangsters of St. Louis were found guilty of robbing the United States mails ut the Chicago and Alton railroad station, here, last April 21, by u jury in the Federal Federal court hero this morning. Claud Smith was the one found not guilty. The. four convicted were Byron Shelton, Hay Madison, .loo Bowman and Morris Rudcnsky. Federal JndKO Fitzhonry, calling the prisoners before tlin court asked asked them " If they had anything lo say before sentence is passed." "Your Honor," replied Morris Rudcnsky, "I think we've had n fair trial and want to thank the judge, jury and Unlf'il States Attorney Attorney Thomas Williamson for U:elr forwardness." The other three- hud nothing to 1 "Madison, nudonskv. Bowman and Shelter,." .7ndp,e Flt/.nr-nry s;iM "nui^t CD In Lc'avf>n\vor!h penitentiary penitentiary for ;!."> years." "Well, I've, been thoro before, .liulge," TUiwman replied following tho Hfntf'iico. "I gitoss they will give a cordial reception this time," the judgo replied. A motion for n new trial, made by the defense- counsel wan denied. According to .Indue Fitzlu-nr.v's orders orders the prisoners must remain in the penitentiary during their appeal If any, to the United States court of appeals.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Dec 1923, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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