2 Year Sentence Is Given Pernier

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Camden Courier-Post – February 2, 1933

Pal of Shooey Bonner Jailed on Gun-Carrying Charge

Despite his plea that he was still suffering from a gunshot wound received October 30, William Pernier, 32, of 293 Liberty street, was sentenced to serve from two to three years in the state prison for carrying deadly weapons. Pernier’s wife, Edith, screamed and was led from the courtroom when the sentence was pronounced by Judge Samuel M. Shay.

Pemier, former pal of the slain William "Shooey" Bonner, was arrested by three policemen who found him lying wounded and holding a revolver which they said was "still hot" at Locust street and Kaighn Avenue.

When tried in Criminal Court, Pernier’s defense was that he had been wounded by gunmen and that he had picked up the revolver dropped by a one of his assailants. A jury deliberated only 12 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty after a short trial on January 24. Request for postponement of sentence was made at that time by Julius Sklar, Pernier’s attorney.

Judge Shay remanded Pernier to jail to await sentence after setting yesterday as the date when he should learn his fate.


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