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POINTBLANK MAN RELATED BY ONE PLOTTERS THURSDAY POINT BLANK, April 7.—(ff)— Details of a purported plot to slay Amon Copeland, 45, were revealed at the examining trial pf five men charged with murder in connection with his shooting near a negro school house last Friday The defendants were held for action of the grand jury yesterday and bond was denied them. They 'were J. Lee, 72, farmer; his three sons, Obie Lee, Lonnie Lee and Leonard Lee; and Levi Whlteside, 18, who had been employed by the Lees as hired man for the past two years. Whiteside testified that the slaying of Copeland had been discussed in the Lee home a few hours before the slaying. He quoted one member of the family as haying said it would ibe a "good thing" because Copeland was expected to testify against Lonnie Lee. Obie Lee and 'Whiteside • at trials for theft of two yearling calves. Copeland was the state's principal witness against 1 ,!. Lee in a cattle theft trial several months ago. Courthouse News District Court. S. W. Chunn vs. Hartford accident and Indemnity company, compensation, agreed judgment. The scheduled hearing on the receivership phase of the case of S. H. Brown vs. Corsicana Oil and- Refining company, to cancel oil lease and appoint a receiver Saturday afternoon was postponed until Saturday, April 22. Minnie Lunn vs. Henry Lunn, divorce granted. "Lonnie. Obie, Leonard and myself walked down the crock two miles and came near tho schoo] house," Whiteside testified. "Lonnie a'nd Obie had the guns. We separated about 30 steps from the school and a moment later I heard four shots, two from tho rifle and two from the shotgun. "Copeland ran around tho building and I heard two more shots; one from the shotgun and one from the rifle." Whiteside said he ran -Into the woods and met the Lee Brothers some distance from the school. He said they waded down a creek two miles to throw dogs off the scent, then went home. "Back at the Lee Home one of the boys.told Mr. Lee that Copeland wouldn't swear against us again, for he was dead," Wliite- side testified. District Clerk's Office. The following cases were filed: Lucy Brown vs. Jimmie Brown, divorce. BeUna. Ligott vs. George Ligott, divorce. Mrs. Jessie Humphries vs. The British General Insurance company, limited of London, England, collection of insurance policy, County Superintendent's Office. A meeting of the Navarre county school board was held Saturday morning. Several were taking examinations for teachers certificates. Commissioners Court. A regular meeting of the Na.- yarro county commissioners court is scheduled to be held Monday morning. County Clerk's Office. The following wore filed: Mary Lou Couch, independent executor of the estate of H. C. Couch', deceased, vs. The First National Bank of Kerens, Texas, garnishment on judgment. Louis Mitchell vs. Union of Royal Family Heroes and Heroines of Friendship, suit on 'insurance policy.

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  1. Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light,
  2. 11 Apr 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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