MEXICO: Assassin's Babe

Six months ago a poor sidewalk artist of Mexico City strolled into the great cafe La Bombilla, and assassinated President-Elect Alvaro Obregon (TIME, July 30).

Last week, as Assassin Jose de Leon Toral sat in his cell awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on his appeal, his desolate wife and almost-widow gave birth to a son.

"Have him baptized at once!" ordered Husband Toral, "Otherwise I could not face my probable execution with a tranquil heart."

The Torals have other children.


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