JUDICIARY: Crawford for Virginia

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On a frosty morning in January 1932 Mrs. Agnes Boeing Ilsley, sport-loving widow of a well-to-do Wisconsin banker, and her elderly white maid, Mina Buckner, were found hacked to death in their beds on Mrs. Ilsley's estate at Middleburg, Va. Wanted for the murder was George Crawford, Negro chauffeur whom Mrs. Ilsley had discharged on suspicion of stealing her liquor (TIME, May 8). A Virginia Grand Jury indicted Crawford but the police could not find him. Last January he was picked up in Boston on a petty larceny charge.


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