Roy H. Sloane, dubbed the "Boy Lawyer," was convicted of stealing an automobile in Mount Vernon, N.Y. on November 30, 1926, and began serving a four-year sentence at Sing Sing. Sloane protested his innocence and claimed to have never been in Westchester prior to his arrest. He attempted to escape from Sing Sing on more than one occasion and was found with a "weapon," which he claimed was a tool he made to open his cell. He was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon while incarcerated, and seven more years were added to his sentence. Sloane was able to secure a retrial, not through the appellate court, but by producing evidence that he claimed proved his innocence. He proceeded to argue his own case in court and won his freedom in 1930. In 1931 he was linked to a jewelry store robbery in Manhattan and soon afterward was gunned down outside a drinking establishment on Dyckman Street in Upper Manhattan by a passing sedan.
Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections.
This image is provided for education and research purposes and should not be altered in any way. Rights may be reserved. Responsibility for securing permissions to distribute, publish, reproduce or other use rests with the user. For additional information see our Image Use Policy.
Courtesy of the Westchester County Archives
Archival TIFF - Epson Expression 10000XL, Adobe Photoshop CS3, 400 dpi, RGB 24-bit color, no compression; JPEG - enhanced for web