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Ambush Killing CONTINUED FKOM PAGE ON® it habeas corpu* proceedings for April 15 at Cold nes Whiteside vest-'fdav testified he snd the three Lee sons wad.»d flown a <;reek to the Hopewell sthooi. w here Copeland, a state s witness against J. Lee fn a cattle theft trial. was shot with approximately 70 shot­ gun and rifle slugs The hoy sad he (lid not see who fired the fatal bullets, but he met the three Lee sons in the woods after the shootms; ll fl-fi Utl 1 -m :f f * !*!•§? iff water« and waded two mil** to throw blood hound« off their trail. Had D!*rus»«<! Klillnr H# said J hmm d*d not a^omDanv flifintJKVoit ♦h A IrVl a* H a in in id« testi >oys hid ifter th* Lee W after the shooting one of the Leo boys told J. Lee “Copeland won’t do any more swearing in court for he s dead ’* Copeland was scheduled to be one of the main witnesses against Lonnie and Obie Lee and Whiteside at their scheduled trials for allegedly stealing two yearling calves valued s* each Tbe elder Lee waa convicted in the theft and sentenced to two years imprisonment and appealed the case. he at of ! V\ at at 9 st | ! M

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 08 Apr 1933, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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