Clipped From The Mercury

downie444 Member Photo

Clipped by downie444

 - jcovery’ 1 1 at his CONVICT CONFESSES '...
jcovery’ 1 1 at his CONVICT CONFESSES ' ............. _________ ... Walter H. McGee May Face Death Penalty (Picture On Page Five) KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 3 U.R) j —Walter H. McGee, former Oregon retook , j , . , , . , “L“,ied"a. gra,n<l »'to ----------t0 investl&ate t"e i convict, today confessed participation in the kidnaping of Miss Mary j McElroy, daughter of Judge H. F. McElroy, city manager of Kansas City, for $30,000 ransom. McGee’s confession was made just special session abduction. Indictments were to be sought; under the drastic kidnaping statute J passed after the seizure and murder of the Lindbergh baby. Meanwhile. authorities at Jackson county j prepared to file charges and seek | rhe death penalty under state | statutes. William L. Vandevender, United States district attorney, explained that any indictments r turned bv the federal grand jury would be kept on file pending outcome of the trial in state courts: If any at penalty less than death is imposed, j --------------the federal charges then will be pressed, it was said. McGee’s confession was made orally to Thomas J. Higgins, chief j of detectives. . ! It implicated three others, George} McGee, his brother, Clarence Click and Clarence Stevens. Click was arrested in Kansas City, Kan., at the same time that Walter McGee and four others were taken into custody Texas, yesterday. at Amarillo,

Clipped from
  1. The Mercury,
  2. 03 Jun 1933, Sat,
  3. Page 3

downie444 Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in