MEXICO: Judges into Cell

Three judges of the Mexican Supreme Court went to jail last week. In the jail, at Mexico City, they crowded into a large cell with Assassin José de Leon Toral, self-confessed slayer of President-Elect Alvaro Obregon (TIME, July 30).

For two hours Assassin Toral and his lawyers explained to the Supreme Court Judges why they should set aside the verdict of Death pronounced upon Toral by a lower court (TIME, Nov. 19).

The appeal was heard in a cell to give Assassin Toral every protection from a howling mob outside the jail which wanted to lynch him. At the expiration of...

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