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 - 1 Mcdi-i j cele-i remark-j RICHARDSON DIES...
1 Mcdi-i j cele-i remark-j RICHARDSON DIES URGING INNOCENCE COLUMRUS, July 1. Declaring his innocence Royce Richardson, 32, died in the electric chair at the penitentiary penitentiary shortly after 1 o'clock this morning, morning, lie had been convicted of murdering murdering Louis Schroeder and A. E. Long at Toledo January 17 last when Austin II. Breed was robbed of $!),-557 $!),-557 $!),-557 In passenger receipts by bandits while enroute to a bank from the Toledo Toledo union station. Tho detectives were accompanying Breed. Richardson met death calmly after announcing he had mado peace with his maker, A queer request was mado by Richardson Richardson a few hours before his electro cution. He ni'ced permission to select , his coffin and funeral shroud. Off I-' I-' I-' cers grants 1 his reqiieut. In tho presence presence of his mother and an undertaker, Richardson, from a catalogue, selected selected his coffin and shroud and asked that a white, stiff collar,' neat, white necktie and pa'cnt' leather shoes be placed on his body before burial. This was done. The body has been shipped to his parents at Indianapolis. of on

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  1. The Tribune,
  2. 01 Jul 1921, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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