58 June 20
Supreme Court Upholds Decision Of Miami Verdict PERU—A 1956 Miami Circuit Court conviction of Ray D.- Warren, 37, of Peru, on a charge of sodomy! was -unanimously upheld by the Indiana Supreme Court. Warren was sentenced to two to 14 years in the Indiana State Prison by Special Judge Alvin Marsh of (he Marshall Circuit Court after he was found guilty of committing unnatural acts on his 23-year- p old niece by marriage. The niece, Flora Maxine Barnett is now serving a life sentence in the Indiana Women's Prison for the murder of three children she bore. Warren admitted being the father of the children.- In affirming the judgment, the Supreme Court opinion, written by Judge Emmert, said the only, ground for the new trial was a ruling of the court permitting Miss Barnett to testify concerning unnatural actions before requirin, psychiatric treatment. Warren had been out on bone until his arrest last November on ive charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bone was set at a total of $25,000 and he had been held in the Miami county jail since 'that time. Prosecutor Walter Bixler said that as soon as the opinion is cortiiSed to the Miami Circuit Court, Warren will be taken to prison.