Luther Duncan sentencing November 2, 1929, Sullivan, IN

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Luther Duncan sentencing November 2, 1929, Sullivan, IN - WIFE SLAYER SENTENCED FOR LIFE: INSANITY PLEA...
WIFE SLAYER SENTENCED FOR LIFE: INSANITY PLEA Judge Overrules New Trial MoUoi Defense to Appeal to . Higher Court. tSpecial to The Indianapolis Newl . SULLIVAN. Ind. November 2. Luther Duncan was sentenced to life Imprisonment late Friday by Judge A. E. Debaun, of Sullivan circuit court. Duncan was found guilty of first degree murder In the slaying of his wife. Nora Duncan. March 16, at Lyons. - The defendant had pleaded insanity. Under the new Indiana statute that provides for the judge In a first degree murder trial to fix either' the life imprisonment penalty or death in the electric chair, the Jury returned only a verdict of guilty. Duncan shot his wife ' with a 22 - callber - rifle, following a hearing in which the wife had questioned her husband's sanity. v Judge Debaun had deferred . sentencing Duncan until defense attorneys had filed their motion for a new trlaL' . This motion was filed Friday afternoon. ' . Judge Debaun overruled the motion, . then passed sentence. Attorneys for Duncan filed a petition for an appeal to the supreme court, which was granted.' Duncan will be taken to , the Indiana State Prison pending the ruling of the supreme court on . his appeal. . - '. ; .....

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 02 Nov 1929, Sat,
  3. Page 14

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  • Luther Duncan sentencing November 2, 1929, Sullivan, IN

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