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 - in of Heer Charged With Murder Ohio State...
in of Heer Charged With Murder Ohio State Student Pleads Innocent COLUMBUS, Ohio., Nov. 14. f/PI —A first degree murder chars? </as filed today against .Tames D. leer, an Ohio State University reshman. who killed a fraternity brother after a homecoming party. The 20-year-old student and ex- Marino pleaded innocent and was rt for the grand jury without bond. Detective Sgt. Lowell V. Sheets, vho filed the charge, snin* the hooting followed an argument vith a girl friend and a reprimand rom fraternity brothers. The girl friend, Joyce Crafton, 22, of Cleveland, was arraigned as a material witness and her bond vas continued at $300, Detective Sheets expressed belief hat Heer's argument with Miss -raflon, who had come here for a 'raternity homecoming party, was i possible "key" to the develop ments which followed. The officer, after questioning leer reported the student said he A'BS "going to get a gun and start out on a criminal orgy." .Tames T. McKeown, 21, n senior and managing editor of the university's uttident daily, was shot o death early Saturday when he rled to take a .45 caliber automatic pistol from Heer. The shooting, which occurred In ront of the Delta Tan Delta fra- ernlty house, followed a fraternity cocktnll party and dance. Sheels' account of the events follows: "After the homecoming dance of he fraternity, Hoer took his date o the home of his aunt and uncle. "They were driven there by John W. Johnson, 20. of Shaker Heights, another fraternity brother, and his date. "Enroule to his aunt and uncle's lomc, Hcer argued with Miss Crnfton and when they arrived nt he home he refused at. first to cave the car and accompany her o the dnor. "Johnson censured him and told ilm that If he didn't take the girl up to the house, he (Johnson) vould not drive Heer back to the rnternlty house. "Hcer (hen took the girl to the louse and went with her to her room. "There he attempted to make mproper advances, but Miss Craf- on resisted. "Heer stomped from the room, tallng Miss Crafton would road plenty about him In the newspa- icrs." Sheets added that Heer snld he vas "mad at the group of six or ight fraternity brothers who had criticized him for dancing with other Rirls," and that ho Intended .0 get a pistol and "start on n criminal orgy." McKeown had just arrived nt he fraternity house when he saw Hear running from the place, sued by fraternity brothers. McKeown joined In the chase is shoved away by Hcer shot. The shooting followed a home- comlnfj celebration preceding the Ohio State-Illinois footbnll j:nme. and then

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 14 Nov 1949, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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