Indictment Given To Court By Grand Jury

by Laurel | March 27th, 2012

17 September 1932

An indictment against Mrs. Mary Walence of Holyoke, charging her with the killing of her husband were returned by the grand jury to Judge Harold P. Williams in superior court yesterday. No bills returned by the grand jury totaled seven.

02 March 1933

O’Connell Will Hear Walence Death Case

Notification of the assignment of Judge Daniel T. O’Connell as presiding justice of the trial of Mrs. Mary Walence of Holyoke on the charge of shooting and killing her husband, Joseph Walence, store proprietor, in their home last July was received yesterday by District Attorney Thomas F. Moriarty and Clerk of Courts Charles M. Calhoun. Judge Nelson P. Brown had been earlier assigned according to reports, but it was stated today that Judge O’Connell will preside.

Asst. District Attorney John J. Granfield has been working with District Attorney Moriarty in preparing the case. Thomas C. Maher is the attorney for the defendant. The trial will begin on the 13th.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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