Clipped From Moberly Monitor-Index
LIFE SENTENCE GEORGE McGEE S. He Is Convicted of Participation in Kidnaping of Mary McElroy KANSAS CITY, Nov. 6 .Â£) -George McGoe, 21, is under a life sentence following his conviction on a charge of participation in the 530,000 kidnaping last May of Miss Mary McElroy, a crime for which his older brother, Walter, now is under a death sentence. The verdict, returned by a criminal court jury Saturday night, was regarded by Mrs. Alberta Brtwer, a sister of the brothers, as a "strong talking point," in efforts to obtain a commucation of Walter McGee's death sentence. At one time during its three hours of deliberation the jury reported unofficially as standing 11 to 1 for the death sentence, a penalty the state had asked. McGee testified he was not implicated in the abduction 01 the 21-year-old daughter of H. F. McElroy, city manager. Previously he had been identified as one cf the kidnapers of Miss McElroy, her father who paid the ransom money snortly before the victim's release, and Miss Lucille Cates, divorced wife of Walter McGee. Defense attorneys were allowed 1C days in which to file a for a new trial.