Four Generations

Four Generations
Loretta, Don, Vicki with Andy, Grace and Clarence Hilb

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rigney Gets 35 Years on Charge of Murder

Arthur's attorney sought to withdraw the guilty plea to murder and enter a plea of manslaughter.  the judge denied the motion. 

The state attorney did not seek the death penalty but requested a heavy sentence. The plaintiff attorney plead for a light sentence asking for the minimum term.

Judge Eldredge advised: "There are two things which excuses a person from killing another. One is in defense of his own life, family or property and the other insanity. There is nothing else which gives any person the right to take the life of a human being. Voluntary intoxication is no excuse for crime. That is the law the world over."  He was sentenced to 35 years in the State Prison at Joliet Illinois.  He started the sentence on April 5, 1933. 

Palmer Byrne the attorney appointed to defend Arthur was then awarded $150 for his defense of Arthur.

WOW!  Lots of information on what happened to Patsy! What happened to Arthur? See ya...

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