Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia) Helen Pauline McCroden
to thing V^r SSTPrison TorWrrTen" at Pence Springs intervened witn the Raleigh. County Criminal in ".behalf of an inmate sentenced Friday. Judge Harry L McCreery accepted accepted Mrs. Mabel T. Sims's rec- Prison Escapee Is Sentenced In Court The superintendent of the West of that the defendant, Pauline McCroden, 34, New of Charleston, be granted leniency. Mrs~McCroder had pleaded guilty a few minutes earlier to a charge of escaping from the Pinecrest Pinecrest Sanitarium at Beckley m August, 1951. She had been detailed to work at the institution while serving a five to 18 year prison sentence for the murder of her husband. Judge McCreery sentenced the woman, to ,an additional year the prison when her previous sentence is complete. He told her should "appreciate the efforts of Mrs. Sims in requesting that the court should not impose the maximum sentence." .Kermit Locke had been appointed appointed as attorney for Mrs. McCroden by the court. Mrs. McCroden offered no resistance resistance when she was seized last July in a cafe in Bloomington,. almost a year after her escape.