Marshall, Tex., June 23.-- The celebrated case of Edward Bean, for the murder of Slavens, has come to a dramatic ending. On a former trial he was convicted and sentenced to be hanged. The case was taken to the court of appeals, which granted a new trial. Yesterday, when called upon to plead, yonng Bean arose and said: "Your honor, and gentlemen of the jury, I plead guilty as an accomplice to the murder of Henry Slavens, and humbly appeal to your humanity and mercy." The scene became tragically more intense when the widow of the murdered man came forward and pleaded that the prisoner's life might be spared. The district attorney yielded to these appeals. The court charged the jury, who retired, and in fifteen minutes returned with a verdict of guilty, and fixing his punishment at hard labor in the penitentiary for life.
Fort Scott (Kansas) Daily Monitor, June 24, 1885.