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Source: Wilkes-Barre Times (PA) Thursday, March 2, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
EXECUTION OF WAR VETERAN HELD UP BY THE GOVERNOR
Minnesota Executive is Waiting For Anti-Hanging Bill To Be Passed.
DOES NOT BELIEVE IN IT.
Urges Legislature To Hurry and Put Measure Through and Save Condemned Man.
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 2.-In spite of the demand of the Lesueur county grand jury that Governor A. O. Eberhart set the date for the hanging of Martin O'Malley, a Civil war veteran convicted of poisoning his two stepchildren, the governor has steadfastly refused to set the date.
He is awaiting action by the Legislature on the anti-capital punishment bill, which already, partly through the efforts of the State's executive, has been passed by the House. Governor Eberhardt does not believe in hanging, even as punishment for murder in the first degree. He has urged the Legislature to vote for the McKenzie bill to abolish the death penalty. Yesterday by a vote of 95 to 15 the bill was passed by the House.
He is now bending every effort to have the Senate pass the bill. He will then sign the measure and will have O'Malley committed to the State penitentiary for life.
The governor declares he is not seeking to save O'Malley's any more than the lives of others who may be convicted of murder in the first degree but in view of the fact that O'Malley is a Civil war veteran and 76 years old, it is said here that sympathy with the aged man has something to do with the insistence of the governor that the death penalty in Minnesota be abolished.
Sheehy vs. Janutka
Source: Zumbrota Independent (Zumbrota, MN) October 17, 1895, page 2; submitted by Robin Line
At Montgomery Judge Cadwell has granted a new trial to W. J. Sheehy in the suit between him and Catherine B. Janutka.
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- - 1901 - - DISTRICT COURT
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) September 22, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
LE SUEUR HAPPENINGS.
Le Sueur, Minn., Sept. 20.-(Special.)
- District court is in session at LeSueur Center this week. The calendar is one of the largest in the history of the county, and it will require all of next week to dispose of the cases.
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