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Death Penalty for McGee in McElroy Kidnaping Case (Continued From Page 1) Southern to ask the jurors if anyone had approached them durSg their deliberations. The Jurors replied that ao one had. "He got what he deserved," said Eugene u. Keppert, director of police, who personally took a part in running uown the kidnap feang. "ThiL will eliminate Kiunayu'g in Kansas (Jity." iiroiner's x'rial 1'ostponed Altnougn veniremen were being questionea in preparation lor the selection of a jury tor tne trial 01 George McGee wnen the verdict against his brother was returned, Judge Southern postponed the trial two weeks at the request of defense counsel. The state already has announced it will demand the death penalty. Meanwhile, Kansas City, Kas., police were searching for me body of Mrs. Mary Weakiey, a widow, whom they described as the fiancee of Clarence Stevens,sought as one of the McElroy kidnapers. They believe Mrs. Weakiey committed suicide last night by jumping into the Kaw River. Two notes indicating she intended to commit suicide were found by detectives today at Mrs. Weakley's home after her hat and a pocketbook were found on a bridge over the river. Family Is isitter McGee's mother and sisters heard the verdict with great bitterness. The mother, Mrs. Jane McGee blamed "the countrywide newspaper agitation against kidnaping." It had worked against "any real ·justice," she asserted. Miss Dessa McGee, a sister, said: · "There is no more justice." Another sister, Mrs. Alberta Brewer of Leavenworth, Kas., said It had been impossible under the circumstances for her brother to have a fair trial. "I don't see why anybody should be hung for a thing like that." That was McGee's only audible comment on the verdict, uttered as he was walking back to his cell. Nearing his cell he indulged in some profanity and was promptly ordered to "pipe down" by the deputy in charge. Immediately the prisoner appeared to regain good humor and Willingly posed for photographs. er, of We to pie _ I

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 27 Jul 1933, Thu,
  3. Page 12

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