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 - STAY GRANTED WALTER M'GEE Execution of Kidnaper...
STAY GRANTED WALTER M'GEE Execution of Kidnaper of Mary McElroy Put Off to May 31 by Governor JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 7 —<#>)—Gov. Guy B. Park today granted Walter McGee, kidnaper of Miss Mary McElroy, scheduled to be hanged in Kansas City Friday, a stay of execution until May 31. The governor's action was taken a few minutes after McGee's fight tjj- ..escape,,£he.*.«5S.H,ovc?,. R reached the end of the trail in Missouri's courts when the supreme court, Division No. 2, ruled against him in two proceedings. "I am granting McGee a stay of execution until May 31 in order to study the case and go over the records, Park said. • The court denied a motion for the transfer of McGee's case to the supreme court en bane and refused a request for the appointment of a special commissioner to take depositions. McGee, who abducted Miss McElroy in 193-3, was the first kidnaper to receive the death penalty in the United States. Pleas for communtation of McGee's sentence have been made to Governor Park by Miss McElroy, 26; McGee's sister, Mrs. Alberta Brewer of Kansas City, and bis woman attorney, Miss Lillie Knight. McGee Noisily Joyous KANSAS CITY, May 7.—l.'P)— Walter McGee, who was but three days away from the gallows, received with a whoop of joy today the news that Gov. Guy B, Park had given him a three-week stay of execution. McGee, listening dolefully to his tiny radio set, was told by Sheriff Thomas Bash of the stay. "I'm awful glnd," McGee told the sheriff when his first yell of joy had ceased to echo through the cellblock. "I hope to hear more good news soon." "You know," he told Bash, "I'll be 30 years old on May 28 and I sure hope the governor gives me a birthday present," on to a

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  1. Miami Daily News-Record,
  2. 07 May 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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