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Front page June 10, 1915: 'Life prisoner' breaks out of Sing Sing

Of particular interest to readers this week is a brief entry on the bottom of the front page 100 years ago today:

"Life prisoner makes escape"

"NEW YORK -- The police here were today requested to instigate a search for Frederick Spence, a prisoner who escaped from Sing Sing prison late last night. Spence pried open the bars of a window and jumped into the Hudson river. He was serving a term of 20 years to life for procuring the murder of Christopher Lauren, brother-in-law of his sweetheart. He hired Thomas Gannon to kill Lauren. Genning is in Sing Sing for a term similar to that which Spence was serving. At this trial, Spence threatened persons who testified against him."

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June 10 1915

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