Maury C Perdue First Degree Murder
GETS TWENTY YEARS FOR KILLING WOMAN Perdue, In Asylufn Since 1928, Convicted of First Degree Degree Murder CHRISTIANSBURG, Vn., July 14.— (fT> —A Montgomery county Jury last night found Maury c. Perdue, 34. guilty of first degree murder in the slaying of elderly Mrs. Julia Likens in 1928 and fixed his punishment at 20 years In prison. Judge T. L. Keister deferred sentencing. sentencing. In reaching a verdict, tho Jury rejected defense claims ( that Perdue was insane at the time of the slaying. Perdue had been held at the Southwestern Southwestern State hospital fror/j 1928 until until early this year when he WRS brought to the Jail here to await trial.