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DEFENDANT RETURNED - Ann s i n g ; Defendant Returned MEDIA...
Ann s i n g ; Defendant Returned MEDIA COURTHOUSE disbelieving disbelieving judge has sentenced an escaped New Jersey convict --already under a 25r30-year but it won't mean he'll serve any additional time. Judge John V. D i g g i ;entenced Leo Hysan, 51, of the Jersey State Prison at i t a l , Sgt. Boy troop Scoti DiDaniels, o r y as of Leesburg, to from 1 to 2 n Broadmeadows Prison after he pleated guilty to burglary charges. But the judge directed the sentence run concurrently with he. murder sentence and Hysan was to be returned to the Tersey prison. The defendant was captured Oct. 10 after he broke into the hprne of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Hamilton of Baltimore Pike, near Wawa Road, Chester Heights. Hamilton is a justice of the peace and a lawyer, Hysan was caught after Mrs. Hamilton and the f a m German shepherd r e t u lome about 1:30 p.m. and discovered the defendant hiding n the basement. She telephoned state police while the dog, "Nikki," kept rapped in the basement. Judge Diggins didn't believe Hysan after he was told to explain his murder sentence. Public Pappano Defender told the Robert F. judge the defendant had served eight years after pleading guilty to second - degree murder and he had escaped from the prison. He said the defendant faced prison breach and auto theft charges in New Jersey. The judge asked about the circumstances of the murder, and Hysan said. he and two others had gone deer hunting one night in 1960, went into woods and planned to shoot --' using the headlights of a vehicle to blind them. He said he was carrying a loaded shotgun which "somehow went off and hit this fellow in the chest." "That's a lie," Judge Diggins retorted, saying he would not have gotten second degree. "I was charged with first degree and pleaded guilty," Hysan said. Judge Diggins, still skeptical, did not pursue the questioning.

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 11 Nov 1967, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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