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 - White City. Spencer Shooting Ignored By Jury...
White City. Spencer Shooting Ignored By Jury HELENA. April 30.—(XI 3 )—No action had been taken by the Phillips county Grand Jury when it adjourned late Tuesday against Alton Smith, son of a Helena furniture dealer, charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting last January of Mrs Jcwc , g ^ wjfc I West Helena lumberman. Mrs. Spencer was shot at her home as her husband and Smiili were examining a gun. In a dying statement she exonerated Smith, but her husband preferred charges against him, declaring his wife's statement was "just good sportsmanship." The jury did not take any action on the murder charge against Rufus Kersey in connection with the slaying of Brooks Scaife during what was sijid,, t» nsve been a, fight over the teller's divorced \yife two weeks ago.

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  1. Hope Star,
  2. 30 Apr 1930, Wed,
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