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THE BEE, Girl Points Out Prisoner As Kidnaper 0 Mary M c E l r o y Identifies George McGee M Man Who Guarded Her While Captive KANSAS CITY. Nov. 2.--(ff)--After identifying George McGee, the defend- more I ant M one "of her kidnapers. Miss has so to the had follow-up final report said to- who Tuesday join. meeting Association -In 17th executive meeting, was Route leaders P. here to troubles Industry the mill Herald strike murder court from Jail but later BOARD of succeeding Standard from the active Board and Mary McElroy told from the witness stand today how she had been forced last May 27 to write three, ransom letters to her father. City 'Manager Henry F. McElroy, in which $60,000 was demanded. As Miss McElroy neared the end of the story of her captivity, during which time she was held In a.cottage basement in Wyandotte county. Kan-; gas, the defense announced that a young . woman lawyer, , Miss Little Knight, would conduct the cross-examination or the witness for the defense. It was recalled that at the kidnap- ing trial of Walter McGee. older brother of the defendant who was convicted and sentenced to hang, the defense had difficulty In cross examining the young woman. Its method* were criticized by' the court. The decision to use a woman -lawyer at this trial was said to have been prompted by experiences of the previous trial.' Miss McElroy identified an automatic pistol and a sawed-off shotgun as the weapons carried by Walter McGee while she was being held prisoner. She was relessed by the kidnapers on payment of WO.OOO ransom by her father. · · KANSAS CITY. Nov. 2.--(#)--George McGee, on trial for kidnaping under a Missouri statute which provides the death penalty, was identified from the witness stand yesterday' by Mary McElroy. as the man who stood guard over her in a hovel, last May 27, while two other men forced her to write ransom letters to her father, H. F. McElroy, city manager. Miss McElroy was asked by Assistant Prosecutor Michael W. O'Hern: "Who was the man who talked to you there in that room?" "George McGee." she replied. "This defendant?" O'Hern asked, indicating McGee. "Yes," she said. A defense objection was overruled. Her father obtained her release by payment of $30.000 the day after she was kidnaped. George McGee's brother. Walter McGee, was sentenced to be hanged for his part in the kidnaping. He was identified as one of the two men, who entered the McElroy home while their victim was bathing, and forced her to accompany them. »nd o Reynolds Business objections new with The newspapermen: we But Gerard the then

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 02 Nov 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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