Contracts Keyed to Calamari
State v. Malm
The Plaintiff claimed an award offered by the governor in the matter of [State v. Malm]. On December 10, 1953, the body of Irene Fiederowicz ("Ms. Fiederowicz") was found and the police thought she was criminally assaulted. The Plaintiff had been criminally assaulted recently, and her assailant had not been found. There were many similarities between the two cases. Based on these similarities, on December 11, the Plaintiff contacted the police and the information she provided made Malm a suspect. Malm was taken into custody on December 12, and on December 13 he confessed to assaulting the Plaintiff. On December 14, the governor "governor caused to be published an offer of reward in the Fiederowicz case 'to the person or persons who shall give information leading to the arrest and conviction' of the guilty person." He did so pursuant to Section 8269 of the General Statutes, authorizing the governor "when any crime punishable by death or imprisonment in the state prison has been committed, to offer publicly, upon application of the state's attorney in the county wherein the crime was committed, 'a reward not exceeding three thousand dollars, to the person who shall give information leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty person * * *, which reward shall be paid to the informer by the state, by order of the court before which such conviction is had." On December 15, Malm confessed to Ms. Fiederowicz's murder. The Plaintiff provided the police with all the information she had prior to the award being published.
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