Samuel King Pardoned, 1911

From the August 17, 1911 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4:

Samuel King Pardoned After Serving Four Years.

The application of Samuel King, aged 75 years, for a parole, after having served all but six weeks of a five-year term in the penitentiary for a theft of which he was convicted in Nodaway County, was acted upon favorably Wednesday by Gov. Hadley, who will release King Friday to Henry C. Tucker, of Junction City, Iowa.

King was convicted in December 1907 of larceny from the dwelling of George McDaniel of near Skidmore, and was given 5 years in the penitentiary.  He would have been released as having served his term, minus the one-fourth time off, within the next six weeks.

He was traveling through the country with a small boy of 10 years, and broke into the house while the McDaniels were away and secured two old shot guns valued at about $8 and some food.  King said that he and the boy were on the verge of starvation and took the guns to kill game.

 

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