CRIME: Hoffman to Hauptmann

One hour after the U. S. Supreme Court had denied a last review of his conviction, and barely a day before he was scheduled to be electrocuted at the State Penitentiary in Trenton, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was last week granted a 30-day reprieve by New Jersey's Governor Harold Giles Hoffman. In effect the stay given by the portly young Republican will postpone for at least two months the execution of the alien carpenter for the murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.

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