Foreign News: Verdict in Mexico

The man called Jacques Mornard puffed angrily at cigarets, squirmed in his chair, jammed his hat over a microphone in an attempt to cut off a broadcast of his trial. Unperturbed, a court clerk in Mexico City last week droned through a 118-page verdict : Jacques Mornard was guilty of murdering Leon Trotsky, the exiled enemy of Joseph Stalin, on Aug. 20, 1940. Unproved was the charge that Mornard was an agent of the Russian secret police. Sentence: 20 years (Mexico City has no capital punishment, no life imprisonment).


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