1931 June 4 Lebanon Daily News

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1931 June 4 Lebanon Daily News - SENSATION WHEN THEY PLEAD GUILTY TO BANK...
SENSATION WHEN THEY PLEAD GUILTY TO BANK ROBBERY Reversed Their Decision of Wednesday •— Jury Had Been Selected For Trial—Winkleblech Decides to Stand Trial and Prove an Alibi —Welsh Visited by Parents From Ohio— Opening Address Made by District Attorney Attorney Hickernell-i-First Witness Called Was Clayton Boltz, Treasurer of Bank. Another dramatic sensation featured featured the Jonestown Bank robbery trial In the Lebanon county criminal court this morning, when Albert Welsh, of Toledo, and Donald Baeshore, Baeshore, of this city, two of the accused bandits, reversed their decision of Wednesday, and entered a new plea of guilty. Coincident with this, It appeared that Richard Wlnklebleck, the third man on trial, Is likely to attempt to prove an alibi, and endeavor to convince convince the jury that he was not at the bank an the day of,the robbery. No announcement to this effect was made, but the questioning by his attorney, attorney, Clarke M. Seltzer, Esq., of Commonwealth witnesses Indicated such a, move.' The action of Baeshore and Welch In entering a new plea at guilty today, today, after they had on Wednesday afternoon repudiated a plea of guilty signed on April 24, alleging that they did not understand what they were signing, followed a dramatic Incident that was not enacted In the oipen court room, but was described by persons who witnessed the scene. It had to do with the arrival In the city on Wednesday evening of Mr. and Mrs: Clarence Welsh, of Toledo, parents of Albert Welsh, one of the defendants. They were accompanied accompanied by their beautiful daughter. daughter. When the father was told of his son's action in withdrawing his (Continued on Pajf* Four) 19 MT. AIRY GR ADS BECOME LUTHJPASTORS Ordained at Meeting- of Ministerium in JVtuhl- enberg Chapel lAllentown, Today. — (/P)t— Nineteen Nineteen recent graduates of the Ml. Airy Theological Seminary were ordelned last .night at an Impreeelve service conducted by the Lutheran Ministerium o£ Pennsylvania and adjacent states in the Muhlenberg RICHARD WINKIBLECH GETS 10 TO 20 YEARS Judge Henry at 3:20 this afternoon afternoon .sentenced Richard Winkle- b.le'ch, to th^ Eastern Penitentiary fqf i term of: .JO to 20 years. It wag ftated that G. H. Moyer, Esq., wished to speak in behalf of the other two defendants, and ag he could not be located, Judge Henry deferred sentence upon ; Baeshore and Welsh ^tb' Saturday morning. In .sentencing Wlnkleblech the court stated that It considered him the ringleader of the outfit, and planned-the robbery. He declared declared it his belief that he sent the other, two into the bank, In fear that he would be recognized

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