William B Randall

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William B Randall - Lawyer Given Life Sentence In Death Plot...
Lawyer Given Life Sentence In Death Plot MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UPD —Deputies hustled criminal attorney T. Eugene Thompson off to prison today to start serving a life sentence at hard labor for masterminding the slaying of his wife for more than $1 million insurance. Authorities apparently hoped to get the suave, 35-year-old Thompson behind bars at Stillwater State Prison before his lawyers can fie an appeal, which will be Monday at the earliest. Thus Thompson will change his high-priced suits for prison dungarees less than 24 hours after six men and six women found him guilty of conspiring to have his wife, Carol, murdered. And in so doing the one-time farm boy's promising and already high-pay ing career fell into ruin for at least 17 years and four months—when he will be eligible for parole—unless the appeal should upset the verdict. Thompson's brunette paramour Mrs. Jacqueline Olesen, 27, opened the door of her apartment only far enough to tell reporters they would have to see her attorney for any statement. Thompson's four children, Jeffrey, 14, Patricia, 12, Marjorie, 10, and Army, 7, apparently will go to live with his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Besche. The Besches have a 700-acre farm near Blue Earth, Minn. Prosecutor William B. Randall made plans to proceed (Continued On Page 4)

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  1. Statesville Record And Landmark,
  2. 07 Dec 1963, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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