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THIS DESPli K ,-LKA OK GUILTY; RECORDS FATALLY DEFECTIVE Springfield, I1J-, Oct. 2.—f/P)—Des- > p jte his plea of guilty, Guy Knoup, ] of Freeport, will not have to serve a I prison sentence for forgery, I On "confession of error" by the general, with the consent of the Stcphenson county state's attorney, the supreme court today reversed without remanding the Stephenson county circuit court conviction. The fatal error was that the records failed to show that the indictment against him was returned by a grand jury, or that a grand jury was ever called. Freeport—Knoup pleaded guilty to the forgery charge in 1D26 and received an indeterminate sentence at Joliet. He served a short time and was then released on a writ of supersedeas pending a review before the high court. In reversing without remanding the case the court sets Knoup at liberty so far as this case is concerned. He was represented in the supreme court by the law firm of Pattison and Luney.

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 02 Oct 1929, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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