MEXICO: Not Lynched

Sentence of death was passed last week upon José de Leon Toral, self-confessed assassin of President-Elect Alvaro Obregon (TIME, July 30). Sentence of 20 years imprisonment was passed on Toral's "intellectual accomplice," the nun Concepciòn.

Said Toral's lawyer, famed and feline Demetrio Sodi: "I wanted my client to be convicted. Had he been acquitted no power on earth could have prevented a lynching. We shall appeal to the Supreme Court. That august tribunal will uphold my contention that the crime was purely political and is therefore punishable by a sentence of not more...

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