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Mandan, N. D., Dec. 19.—Julian Roll, aged 61, the oldest woman prisoner ever listed upon the convict record at the state penitentiary was here today in the custody of a deputy sheriff enroute to Bismarck to begin a sentence of one year imposed on her by Judge Frank T. Lembke, following a trial in the district court at Mott.

Mrs. Roll was convicted of "assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to commit great bodily harm." An altercation between the Roll family and that of E. Meier reached a climax when Meier and his sons started cutting wheat in a field which both parties claimed. Mrs. Roll produced a revolver and shot Meier, the bullet entering his head near the right eye. He recovered.

Ward County Independent, 12/22/1921

Mother and Daughters

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