glasco trial

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GLASCO TO SPEND REST OF LIFE III PRISON OH PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER - SECOND DEGREE. KILLED WIFE AT ANDERSON I I J ? - rspocial to The Indianapolis New. MUNCIE. InJ. March lfiL-"I lfiL-"I lfiL-"I don't re member hitting her with a club." That was th only comment that John Glasco. the Anderson wife murderer, had to makt arter he had pleaded rutlty to murder In the second degree, and had been sentenced State prison for life late Saturday afternoon, in tarn Delaware county . Circuit Court." : ' . ; .: ; The sudden termination of the case, the trial of which was t have be- be- sun nere io-aay,- io-aay,- io-aay,- io-aay,- was due to the Impossibility Impossibility of making a defense for the nun ana 01 me uniiseiinooa or a Dela-: Dela-: Dela-: ware county Jury violating a orecedent h ! sentencing Glaaco to.hang-. to.hang-. to.hang-. It was brought' about after several conferences, the last 1 Deing held about 8 o clock Saturday after- after- ! noon. Relatives of Glasco and of the! murdered , woman and the lawyers - for both sides were oresent. At the -lr. -lr. t Glasco was brought from the county Jail to the Circuit Court room after the In-' In-' In-' aicimeni naa oeen reaa. Judge Lf-. Lf-. Lf-. fler ordered the orlsoner to stand and . enter his plea. ' - - . , j "Guilty." said he. and hia face hlnr-fc1 hlnr-fc1 hlnr-fc1 sugnuy. ' . "Have you any thin to say as to whv you ahould not be sentenced to State's prison for life?" asked the court, "I have nothing to lay," was the re-Then re-Then re-Then sentence was -passed, -passed, noon him. Deputy Sheriff Thomaa Kia-er Kia-er Kia-er handcuffed him and in a few minutes he was returned to Jail. He will be taken to Michigan City this week. 1.1" PATHETIC SCENE IN JA Mark Glasco, of the Navy, and His Lit- Lit- ; tie Sister Ada Meet, f Special to The Xndtauiapolia News. ' -. -. ANDERSON, Ind., March 15. There was a pathetic scene In the office of the Madison county, Jail,' yesterday,- yesterday,- when Mara Glasco, twenty years old. and Ada Glaaco. eight years old. children of John Glasco, confessed wife murderer, met for the first time since they parted two years ago, shortly after the death of their mother, who was the first wife of John Glasco. ' : - . -.') -.') '. The UtUe sir! -is -is virtually a prisoner' at the Madison county Jail, but there Is no charg- charg- against her. She ts as tenderly treated and cared for as any member of Sherit Mountain's family, in whoaa charge the little child has been placed until after her testimony against Mrs. Clara Gordon, of Terre Haute, charged with stealing the child from this city on October SI last, to prevent, if poaaible, her testimony against her father. Mark Ulaaco is an electrician on the battleship Louisiana, which recently returned returned from a Cruise around the world. Mark saw his father at M uncle. Satur day, and when he returned here1 he aaked permission to see his sister. The State attorneys Anally consented, provided the children talked . In the presence of the sheriff and that no conrersation regard ing, tneir latner nor tne kidnapping or the-girl the-girl the-girl shouldtake place. Airs. Mountain, wile of the sheriff, yes terday morning dressed Ada In her pret tiest i rocn, rioDonea ner goiaen nair and pinned a carnation on her dress. Her brother Mark was coming, and Ada was radiant. Soon there was a rap at the jail office door. -A. -A. fine-looking fine-looking fine-looking young fellow In the i uniform of a marine was admitted. Sheriff Mountain was not. ao- ao- ualnted with Mark Glasco,. but no lntro-uction lntro-uction lntro-uction was needed. . .. "Oh. there's - Mark." cried little Ada Glasco as she fairly flew Into bis arms. Before he uttered a word the - husky young marine lifted his sister, kissed her, and, holding her llks a doll, stroked her pretty hair and kissed her again ' and again. But -finally -finally the big brother could no lonser restrain his feelings. He chokod with emotion and wetrt. Then Ada. seem ingly unconscious of what affected her brother, took trie Dart or a comiortuis little matron, and conaolad him. Before he left Mark told -his -his Bister about his cruise. As he departed little Ada stood at a Jail office window and watched him as he dls ameared down th street. - - Ada uiasco win not De reieasea rrom custody until after the trial of -Mrs. -Mrs. Clara Gordon, of Terre Haute. Since she was arrested at Terre Haute three weeks asro on the charge of kldnapplnr Ada Glasco. Mrs. Gordon has been in the Madison county Jail. 'The time for ner trial has not been fixed. John Glasco ! fifty-one fifty-one fifty-one years old. and the woman he lulled, was his third wire. Armllda Rector was forty-five forty-five forty-five years old. and had been twice married when she was shot and killed by John A. Glasco, at their home, five miles west of this city, on the morning of September 24 last. Trouble between tnem started over a desire by Glaaco to have bis wife sell her farm and move to town. Glasco and Mrs. Rector were married six weeks sfter the death ol Ulaaco s second wire. . The original in dlctment against him was stolen from the county clerk s office' by unknown per sons, and shortly afterward Glasco'e little daughter was kidnapped from this city. The trial of Glaaco was postponed twice before ne took a cnanse or venue to Del aware county.- county.- Glasco s aged father and oiner relatives live in trio vicinity ot tus cola, ' III. Glasco had lived In this city about twenty years, and was a newspaper agent, vend also a grocery store clerk shortly before -he -he married ths woman he murdered. ,

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 15 Mar 1909, Mon,
  3. Page 11

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