• Short Summary

    THOMAS LEE BEAN, AGED 18, ACCUSED OF MURDERING SCOTS-BORN SKI GIRL SONJA MCCASKIE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY AT RENO, NEVADA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THOMAS LEE BEAN, AGED 18, ACCUSED OF MURDERING SCOTS-BORN SKI GIRL SONJA MCCASKIE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY AT RENO, NEVADA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY).HE WILL BE KEPT UNDER CONSTANT OBSERVATION IN A PSYCHIATRIC CELL WHERE A POWERFUL LAMP BURNS NIGHT AND DAY.

    FILM SHOWS BEAN LEAVING MISS MCCASKIE'S RENO FLAT ON SUNDAY AFTER RE-ENACTING THE CRIME, TO WHICH, POLICE ALLEGE, HE HAS CONFESSED.HE IS SEEN TALKING TO DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM J.RAGGIO, WHO HAD A SOUND FILM TAKEN TO BE USED IN EVIDENCE.MR.RAGGIO SAID THE TRIAL WOULD PROBABLY BEGIN WITH A PRELIMINARY HEARING NEXT WEEK.IF FOUND GUILTY, BEAN COULD BE EXECUTED IN THE GAS CHAMBER.

    MISS MCCASKIE'S DISMEMBERED BODY WAS FOUND ON THE NIGHT OF APRIL 5.SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AND HER FLAT RANSACKED.BEAN WAS ARRESTED ON SATURDAY AFTER POLICE TRACED A PAWNED CAMERA, BELONGING TO MISS MCCASKIE, TO THE YOUTH.

    MISS MCCASKIE, AGED 24, WENT TO AMERICA IN 1946.SHE REPRESENTED BRITAIN IN THE 1960 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AND WORKERS AS A SKI INSTRUCTRESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5ON5QIEF6AOW2F0FXKHXPSK68
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ON5QIEF6AOW2F0FXKHXPSK68
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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