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Water Rights
 - Attorney Thatcher Asksj Court To Delay...
Attorney Thatcher Asksj Court To Delay Acceptance WIFE'S STORY DIFFERS George Mortensen Liar Spouse Declares At Hospital Arraigned before City Judge Hyrum A/Bclnap, George A. Mortensen, 37-year-old salesman, this morning- said he desired to waive preliminary hearing on a first degree murder charge which him of killing his father-in-law, Adam Snyder. with a picKhandle on the morning of June 30, Meanwhile, the prisoner's wife, Mrs. Grace Mortensen, who was severely beaten the same morning that her mother, father and grandmother were bludgeoned to declared from her hospital bed she does not believe Mortensen's story that her father threatened him with the club. PRISONER LISTLESS Mortensen appeared in court ·morning listless and haggard. dully followed the words of Clerk Frank Vause as the complaint read to him. His waiver of the preliminary hearing was not immediately accepted because of recommendation of County Attorney Paul Thatcher who asked the to wait until tomorrow before accepting Mortensen's waiver as District Attorney Wade M, Johnson engaged today in the murder of David H. Johnson, accused of killing John Kap, Sr., in a feud last May. NAMES NO LAWYER The judge agreed to Thatcher's request, and inasmuch as Mortensen wished to waive the preliminary hearing, did not appoint an attorney to act for the accused slugger. 'WOULD CHOKE TO DEATH' "If that man ever told the he would choke to death." Thus did Mrs. Grace Mortensen, pretty 25-year-old wife of George Mortensen, express her belief that her husband's account of the manner in which he allegedly bludgeoned to death her parents and grandmother was in part a fabrication. From her hospital cot, where is recovering- from a broken arm and gashes on her head which Mortensen has admitted he inflicted with a pick handle the same morning he says he slew her three relatives, the five-times-married Mrs. Mortensen declared Wednesday afternoon that she does not believe her husband's story that he (Continued on Page Two.)

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 09 Jul 1936, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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