Clipped From The Childress Index
couple who were charged with Sentence of D. L. Canada Is Probated D. L. ('anada. 29. of Childress wa.s found guilty Thursday in 100th District Court in Childress of aggravated assault in connection with the June 24, 1973 shooting of Leonard Clifford Throne. 62. of 710 S. Main. Canada was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit murder aforethought. The jury deliberated about one hour before reaching the verdict, and assessed Canada a two-year probated sentence and a $500 fine. Throne was injured when a .22 calibre bullet entered his left eye and lodged in his jaw. He was asleep in his bed in the upstairs of the house at the time. Reports had said that a man shot twice into the upper room of ^e house, from the street, and then drove away. A description of the car was given investigating officers and while they were still at the Throne home, a car of that description drove up. Canada was in the car and there was also a rifle in the vehicle, believed to be the one used. Investigating officers had .said that Canada and members of the Throne family had had difficulty before the shooting. Following the shooting. Throne was rushed to Wichita Falls General Hospital, treated for the wound and later released. Canada was arrested and had been confined in the Childress County jail the eight months prior to the trial, which began Wednesday. The punishment for aggravated assault is a fine not less than $25 nor more than $1,0(K) or imprisonment in jail not less than one month nor more than two years, or both fine and imprisonment. Members of the jury were Mrs Martha Robertson, C. Davis. E. L. Moran, Nick Custer. Tommy Harwell, Glenn D Thomas. A, J. Johnson. Jr.; Alma D. Parker, Idonia Pierre. Mrs. John D. Browning, and Gus McDaniel. Defense attorneys were Richard Bird of Childress and Mike Bird of Quanah.