Kent Sentenced for Bank Robbery, 1921

From the April 7, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Kent Gets 15 Years.
J. T. Kent was given a sentence of 15 years in the penitentiary when he pleaded guilty in Circuit Court Monday, to the charge of robbing the Farmers Bank of Quitman. The sentence was first given as 25 years, but was reduced to 15.

Kent said he had had so much bad luck, and had been out of work for nine months and that he had not thought of robbing a bank until about thirty minutes before the deed was done. He said he was more frightened than Mr. Bailey, cashier of the bank, and that Mr. Bailey could have run him out with a club.

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