56 Dec 11
c h h Club u b e s M e i n d l e g Sts. W o m a n ' s Worl Worl - D a y l Co. i C o . Extension Hill i t y Peru Defendant Sentenced PERU, Ind. (UP)--Ray D. Warren, 36, Peru, was sentenced to 2-1* years in the State Prison Monday for sodomy. Special Judge Alvin Marsh of Marshall Circuit Court sentenced Warren, who pleaded innocent, in Miami Circuit Court here. The chief witness for the prosecution was Miss Florn Maxine Barnett, 24, who lived with the Warrens for five years. She is serving a life sentence for strangling three of her four sons with scotch tape and burning their bodies in a trash eui at the Warren home. She testified that Warren, her uncle by marriage, was the father of the children. Warren, a former city lineman who is married and father of children, filed a motion for a trial and his attorney said the sentence will be appealed. Warren was lodged in the jail pending -further 'action. His defense during the trial was that had to provide for a wife and children. Attorney Richard Rhodes described his client as a "poor laboring man with an eighth education." He claimed that Warren did not understand legal used by officers in a written confession. Judge Marsh, in handing down a decision, said "this is a'n case and was not a pleasant presiding as judge, but he felt the evidence presented proved without a reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty."