W.Va. man appeals life sentence for attack

August 17, 1991

A man sentenced to life in prison as an habitual criminal after threatening a Sears, Roebuck stove repairman in West Virginia appealed the sentence to the state's Supreme Court yesterday.

William Jones of Morgan County, W.Va., convicted of making the threats, had been angered when the repairman said that he ZTC could not fix a stove. Jones repeated the threat in phone calls to a Sears official in Frederick. Jones had earlier been convicted of illegally obtaining $300 from a bank, grand larceny and breaking and entering.

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