Miscellany, Apr. 8, 1940


In Minneapolis, Frank Leschisin, 67, who said when arrested by police for murdering his nagging wife, "Yes I shot her—I should have done it 15 years ago," was set free because a grand jury refused to indict him. Reason: his son, his wife's sister, all the witnesses called (and 50 neighbors who wanted to testify) all said he was justified.


In Chicago, Mrs. Marie Muhne Budge was granted an uncontested divorce from Howard Budge, English chef. Grounds: he didn't like her German cooking.


In Dallas, Tex. county jail, Walter Redden, booked for assault, was baptized in a bathtub by a convicted murderer— Preacher...

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