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 - IS73 Jury Fixes Term for Clarence Click Who...
IS73 Jury Fixes Term for Clarence Click Who Rented House for Abductors HE CLAIMS HE WAS DUPED INTO PLOT State Asked Death Penalty; Miss McElroy Re-entered in Hospital ! KANSAS CITY, Dec. S (-5)-Clarence Click today was convict| ed by a jury oi participating j the ot Miss Mary Mc- lElroy, daughter of City Manager ! Kenry F. McElroy, and was sen- j tenced to eight years in the state state * sentence vas and will stand Click is the third person to ba found guilty as one "of the ?ic- llroy kidnapers. Walter McGee, characterized by officers as the leader, is unaer death senstenoe, and George McGee, a younger brother, has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Fifth Conviction Conviction of Click brings to five the number of persons convicted of kidnaping here in the iast year and a half. One has been given death, three life terms and the fifth. Click, eight years. The other two given life terms were Martin Deputy, alias Depew, and Walter Warner, who pleaded guilty at Smith, j to~Id~dnap1ng"krs".~ Neil"Q^Don- author- ; nelly, millionaire garment j facturer. here for Formal sentence will passed on Click by the court later. Click was accused of renting the farm cottage near Shawnee, anv Kas., where Miss McElroy was prisoner feeling no imprisoned in theXbasement, chain| cd to a wall, for 29 hours after jshe was abducted from her home jlast May 27. He also was accused I of sharing in the $30,000 ransom j paid by City Manager McElroy. | DupecS By Woman young He testil * cd u / at - ne wa , a dupe La.w- quarters said her of I^ucille, Cates, former,-'wife of-. v : WalV'ar Mc.'.'oe, and declared that McGee and Clarence Stevens, wno is still at large, forced him into the kidnaping. He said he knew that | nothing of tha abduction until but was tor Miss McElroy had b quar- brought to the cottage. Walter McGee took the stand as a defense witness and testified today i that Click was an unwilling par- degree | ticipant. in Clarence Stevens, accused of afternoon, being the fourth man involve* in would | the abduction, has not bsea (rested. Mrs. boy his father .child Miss MeElroy in Hospital Miss McElroy who has told the story of her abduction to three different juries was removed from I her home to a hospital last nigtit. I Her phyisician eaid she needed a complete rest. Previously she had been in the hospital for three weeks receiving treatment for . nervousness and exhaustion suf- W^eek' fercd at the trials ot \v»itcr MC. his brother, George. the Micha el O'Hern, an assistant pro- j P r ° setutO1 '. dsked "^ W? -lot. to exhaust- be s ^', ay , ed b ? s y m P ath y "«o giv- next ' Chck , a '|g»t sentence but to imp ° Se ' the Cath P enalt y so as week to PTM tect . SOC1 ^-Yand paid J hcre . ls nolhl "p *'°TM tha ? gentlemen, he said. make a crime "This girl whom you saw on the witness stand will bear the scars. of her be quite I S h J as ! ?,,,, cx l? crlence *o , tn ; S r f^- ° CL '", Unable tO , sleep t j le gang took her- life and the lives of her family. She never will be free of the the , ,. leveling already corn- corner terror that those men caused Hannibal Lawyer

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 08 Dec 1933, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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