John Killian sentence
JOHN KILLIAN GETS THIRTY 0 AYS' RESPITE In Man Sentenced to Three Team Penitentiary for KiUtn; George Bate Applies) for Pardon. John KUllan, who Is under a sen tence of three years In the state peni tentiary en a charge of manslaugh ter, was granted a reeplte of thirty days yesterday by Governor T. w. Blckett., Klllian was charged with killing George Bates. The trial was held In Superior court here last September. Klllian, Andy Bates, the father of George Bates, and Bessie Munsey, were the defendants. defendants. The Munsey woman was released released when a nol pros was taken In her case before the case went to the jury. The elder Bates was acquitted, and Klllian convicted. Judge W. J. Adams sentences Kll lian, and the latter was released under under $2,000 bond pending an appeal to the state Supreme court The sentence sentence was affirmed a few weeks ago, and, according to law, Kllllan's bondsman is required to tender him to the sheriff at this term of criminal court to be sent to the penitentiary to serve his sentence. Following the decision of the Su preme court. Klllian applied to uov ernor Blckett for a pardon, outlining the facts In the case. In order that he may have ample opportunity to review the case before deciding on Kllllan's application, Governor Bick ett wired the respite to Sheriff Mitchell yesterday, and Klllian ' have thirty days mor liberty under his bond.