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Thurs. February 26, 1914

Autoist Guilty of Manslaughter

1914 Cadillac

1914 Cadillac

George H. Williamson, secretary of the Oswego Auto club was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree by a jury in Justice Hubb’s court in Oswego. A previous jury disagreed. Williamson was charged with running down Mrs. Theresa Miller, who died from the injuries, and having hurried away from the scene of the accident. This is said to be the first conviction in the state under the automobile law. He got five years and three months in Auburn prison.