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GERT-RUDE;iEATTiRSON SOBS-AS. JURORS. SWEAR " -?HEY.;WCrULD
IJAND WOMAN AS SO,ON' AS, MAN
Denver,-Colo., Nov. 21: The.
trial of Gertrude Gibson Patter-,
gon for the murder of her husband
"Chick" Patterson .of Chicago
was a series of dramatic incidents
today. " -
Mrs. Patterson did not sleen '
last night. The shock Of Special
Prosecutor Bensoh'-s dethand fdf
the death penalty was tbo mucJI t
for her nerves. .,j
She could be heard pacing tin '
and down her cell all. night. Ana
in the morning ner face wii '
drawn and pale. ' -
On her wayto the coirt roohi
she stopped to talk -to 'Prank
Henwoad, convicted of the mur- t
der of Tony Von Phul, over d.
beautiful Denver society woman, '
and-now awaiting an appeal. .
"They will never hang you'
said'Henwpod. " Yqu will -be kc- i
quitted on the first ballot." " )
Mrs. Patterson's face brighten
ed. She twisted her hands nerv
ously. "Oh, I hope rso and1 thank"
yo(u for saying that' she said.
In the court room, Prosecutor ''
Benson'began once more the cold; '
emotionless questioning of .tales
Mrs. Patterson seemed to ' '
shringeach time Benson, coldly, '
evenly, demanded. Of a prospec
"Have-you any objection o the
hanging of a woman if she be J
found guilty ofi deliberate mur-"."
And orice she broke into ooenrr
Gertrude Gibson Patterson, sobbing. -Th'is was when stales-