Foreign News: Devils

On New Year's Day Mexico adopted a new criminal code abolishing the death penalty for murder, abolishing trial by jury in criminal cases. Before Mexico's First Penal Court last week came Murderers Dionoso ("Diablo") Corono and Pascasio Gonzales, charged with slaying one Jose Valdes, his wife and his daughter. Horrified and excited by testimony that the murders had been committed with extreme and unprintable ferocity, the judges lost their heads, forgot that the new law curtails their powers, and pronounced sentence of death "on these two Devils."

Chuckling, the "Devils" and their lawyer filed...

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